HC Deb 23 November 1882 vol 274 cc1922-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether any report has been received by the Local Government Board from Captain Spaight as to the failure of the crops and consequent impending distress in the county Roscommon?


The Local Government Board have not received any special Reports from their Inspector, Major Spaight, as to impending distress in the county Roscommon; but in some observations made by him respecting the Castlerea Union, he stated he believed there would be distress in consequence of the failure of the potato crop. He further stated, in reference to a representation from the Guardians of the Boyle Union, in the same county, that he thought they had taken an exaggerated view of the impending distress; but he has been directed to visit the Union to ascertain the facts.