HC Deb 01 May 1860 vol 158 c512

MR. CARDWELL moved for leave to bring in a Bill to collect Census Returns in Ireland. The Bill would follow in all respects the Act of 1850, with one excepbon. The Lord Lieutenant was prohibited by the Act of 1850 from ordering questions to be asked as to the religious persuasions of the people. There was no reason now for that prohibition, and he would propose to omit it from this Bill.

Leave given.

Bill for taking the Census of Ireland, ordered to be brought in by Mr. CARDWELL and Mr. ATTORNEY GENERAL for IRELAND.

Bill presented and read 1°.