§ MR. GREGORY
said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he has received any communication from the Law Life Society expressing the intentions of that corporation to give employment and support to their tenantry during the present severe distress in the West of Galway; and, whether he will order a Report from the Poor Law Inspector as to the steps taken in fulfilment of that pledge?
said, in reply, that he had had several communications with the Secretary of the Law Life Society with regard to the distress in Connemara, and he informed him that that corporation were doing all in their power to give employment and support to their tenantry. The Secretary mentions several works that the Society proposed to set on foot at once on their estates, and also said that in several instances they had ordered a supply of meal to be given to the poor people at cost price. He (Lord Naas) would take care that constant Reports should be made by the Poor Law Inspector as to the state of the district under the present unfortunate circumstances.