§ MR. RANKIN
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland for the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, Whether there has been, so far, any considerable amount of emigration amongst the Irish peasantry under the Emigration Clause of the Irish Land Act of 1881; and, if so, whether any statistics as to the numbers and destinations of those who have emigrated can be furnished to the House?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
No Sir. Up to the present there has not been any emigration under the provisions of the 32nd section of the Land Act, no application for that purpose having yet been made by any competent body or authorized person.