HC Deb 15 May 1857 vol 145 c311

asked, whether Her Majesty's Government had received any information as to the reported continuance and increase of emigration from Ireland?


said, that the Government were in possession of very precise and accurate information with respect to the amount of emigration from Ireland of late years. He found that the number of emigrants in 1851 was 179,507; in 1852, 190,322; in 1853, 173,148; in 1854, 140,555; in 1855, 91,914; and in 1856, 90,781. The population in 1851 was 6,552,385, and in 1857 it was 6,047,493, which showed a decrease in the latter as compared with the former year of 504,872. The population in 1821 was 6,801,827, showing a decrease in 1857 as compared with 1821 of 754,334.

On Motion, That the House at its rising do adjourn to Monday next,