§ MR. PIM
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether the Government have considered respecting the Parochial Registers formerly kept by the Clergy of the late Established Church in Ireland, but which being now under no care or guardianship, are rapidly being lost or destroyed; and, whether they are prepared to take any and what means for the preservation and future custody of these important records?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. DOWSE)
said, in reply, that the matter had for some time been and still was under the consideration of the Irish Government. Several communications had been received from the Church representative body on the subject. He did not think his hon. Friend was right in stating that there had been any serious loss or destruction of these documents, though the remark might, perhaps, apply to some remote parishes.