HC Deb 08 August 1881 vol 264 cc1203-4

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, By whose authority and direction it was that the dates were expunged from all the rebutting statements which were sent in writing by the Irish Landlords to the Bessborough Commission, and which had been inadvertently stated and incorrectly supposed to have been printed in Appendix C when the Report wag signed, and what was the object sought to be attained by expunging the dates in question?


I have no means of giving an answer officially to the Question of the hon. Gentleman, nor do I think it very desirable that the Government should institute an examination into the matter. I would rather recommend the hon. Member to communicate with the officers of the Commission, who, I have no doubt, will give him the most accurate account of the matter. At the same time, if the hon. Member wishes, the Government will ask for the information he requires.