§ MR. ION HAMILTON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can state how soon compensation under the Crimes Act will be granted to those who have received malicious injuries, and who may be deemed entitled to such compensation 369 by the Lord Lieutenant; and, whether such compensation, when granted, will be paid by the Government in a bulk sum, afterwards to be collected from the Country, or whether by periodical instalments?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, in the majority of cases His Excellency's award will be made known in a few days; and in the remaining cases within the next six weeks. The Act gives the Government no power to pay the money in a bulk sum, to be afterwards collected from the country. It will be paid over when collected, and in most of the cases will be raised in one sum, and not in instalments.