§ MR. MELDON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the subject of the Amendment of the Law relating to the Registration of Births and Deaths in Ireland has been considered by the Public Departments having charge of such questions; whether the principle of the Bill read a first time in the House of Lords in 1876 has been approved of by such Departments; and, whether the Government intend to introduce any measure on the subject during the present Session; and, if so, when will a Bill be introduced?
§ MR. J. LOWTHER
Sir, this subject is at present engaging the attention of the Government. Lord Donoughmore's Bill of 1876 has been considered by the Departments concerned, which have approved its main principles; but there are many details connected with the subject which require consideration, and I am therefore unable to say when a Bill will be introduced.