HC Deb 26 August 1880 vol 256 c102

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will, before the Vote for Public Buildings (Ireland) is taken, furnish a Return showing the appointments made during the last six years to the posts of Park Constable and Park Gatekeeper in the Phoenix Park, and the names and religious persuasion of each man so appointed?


Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will allow me to reply to his Question. I have every reason to hope that the Vote for Public Buildings (Ireland) will be taken this evening; and there will, consequently, be no possibility of furnishing any Return with respect to the appointments referred to by the hon. Member. As, however, the religious persuasion is not taken into consideration in making these appointments, there would be no means of obtaining the information suggested in the Question.