HC Deb 31 October 1882 vol 274 cc471-2

gave Notice that on Thursday he would ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland to lay on the Table of the House a Return of the number of applications that had been made under the Arrears Act, and the results of those applications.


said, he was anxious to give all information possible upon the subject; but he had received an earnest appeal from the administration of the Land Commission not to ask for more Returns than could be helped, for the time for getting through the immense mass of the business of the Commission had been very short indeed. Some Returns, however, he would ask for. He was very glad to be able to say that a member of the Land Commission had informed him that day that a large number of investigators—eight or 12—had just been appointed to carry on investigations, so that the Act had already been taken advantage of. He would write to-morrow and ask for Returns.