§ MR. DOWNING
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the last Abstract of Accounts of Fines and Penal Sums accounted for under the Act of the 14 and 15 Vic., c. 90, and 21 and 22 Vic., c. 100, is that of the 30th July, for the year ending 31st December 1870; and, if so, can he state why no Returns have been made for the years 1871 and 1872, pursuant to the requirements of the first statute referred to?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, that the Abstract for the year 1870 was presented in July, 1872. The Abstract for 1871 was not completed in time for presentation last Session. It was ready in November last, but its presentation was deferred until the Abstract for 1872 should be ready, so that both could be presented together. The Abstract for 1871 would be presented that week, and every effort was being made to have the Abstract for 1872 complete before the end of the present Session.