HC Deb 21 July 1863 vol 172 c1157

said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, When the Returns as to the Established Church in Ireland, moved for by Sir Frederick Heygate, and ordered by the House on the 5th day of May, will be laid upon the table?


said, in reply, that there had been considerable difficulty in getting the Returns in question. This arose from the fact that half the Returns had to be made by the Ecclesiastical Authorities and half by the Registrars of the Dioceses, and neither knew what the other would furnish. Returns had been received from twelve Registrars, but they had yet to come in from eleven others; and it was impossible to say when the Returns would be complete.