§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, When the Return, "Freemasons (Ireland)," granted by the House on March 12th, will be in the hands of Members?
§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH
, in reply, said, that owing to the form in which the Return had been ordered, it had been sent in by the Clerk of the Peace made up only to the year 1866, and it was thought necessary to refer again to that officer, in order that the whole Return should be supplied. He must say there had been some unnecessary delay, but it was not due to the Irish Government: he, however, hoped the Return would be ready before the debate on the Peace Preservation Bill came on next Thursday week.