§ MR. W. EWART
said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What measures have been adopted for publishing the Judicial Statistics (Civil and Criminal) of Scotland and Ireland on an uniform system with those of England; and whether it was intended to carry into effect the recommendations of the International Statistics Congress of 1860?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, that he had had some communication with the Irish Government on the subject, and he understood that they would be prepared to lay before Parliament Judicial Statistics similar in substance to those that were now prepared for England. Owing to the absence of his right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate, he was not at present able to say what had been done in Scotland; but he would inform his hon. Friend on a future day what preparations were made for publishing similar statistics of that country. It was not intended to adopt the recommendations of the International Statistics Congress of 1860, because they would involve a very considerable expenditure of money.