HC Deb 27 April 1883 vol 278 cc1273-4

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has any objection to have a Return ordered from the Clerks of the Peace of the several counties of Ireland of the number of timber trees registered since the last Return of the same made to Parliament in the year 1857?


The Government would not offer any objection to such a Return should it be moved for; but it would, no doubt, take a long time to prepare, as it would cover a very long period. I may observe that the Return prepared in 1857 covered a period of only 10 years.