HC Deb 10 March 1876 vol 227 cc1798-9

I have to put a Question to the right hon. Gentleman the Chief Secretary for Ireland. I have put a Notice on the Paper for a Copy of a Return of the Landed Proprietors in Ireland furnished for the service of the Government in the year 1870. The right hon. Gentleman objects to have it printed on the ground of the expense that will be occasioned. I will not go into that question. I have been here a good while and have not put the House to much expense for Returns of any kind; but I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman if he would have any objection to place in the Library one or more copies of that Return, in order that hon. Members of the House may have access to it? I have reason to know that some Irish Members and some others are particularly anxious to have the opportunity of seeing it, and it will not put the right hon. Gentleman or the Chancellor of the Exchequer to any expense.


I think it hardly fair to mention in public reasons given to the right hon. Gentleman in a private conversation at a period of the sitting of the House when I should be out of Order if I attempted to explain them fully to the House. I am quite ready to place two or three copies of the volume in question in the Library of the House, as desired by the right hon. Gentleman.