HC Deb 07 February 1881 vol 258 c257

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in view of the measure for the establishment of County Government in Ireland founded on representative principles, referred to in Her Majesty's Speech, he will have any objection to procure and lay upon the Table of the House a Copy of the Grand Jury Panels for the Spring and Summer Assizes, 1879 and 1880; and a Return showing the amount of property for which each grand juror appears rated for the relief of the poor, and liable for the payment of county cess; and a similar Return as to the property of fifty of the largest cesspayers in the order of rating whose names do not appear on the Grand Jury Panels?


I cannot give these Returns. In the opinion of the officials to whom I have referred it would be a most difficult Return to prepare, and would entail considerable time and labour, and I do not think it would be of much use when it was done.