§ MR. HEALY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, "Whether there would be any difficulty in preparing a Return of the Commons and Open Spaces in Ireland, similar to that presented on the 3rd July 1865 1322 (No. 461), showing the Commons within twenty-five miles round London; and, whether, where encroachments on Commons are threatened, as at Kilcock, county Dublin, the Government will give instructions to the police not to interfere until the question of right is settled?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
There would, I am afraid, be some difficulty in preparing such a Return, though I cannot think that it would be impossible. There is no Government Department which would be directly responsible for its preparation. I observe that the English Return (as appears by a note appended to it) is regarded as only approximately correct. If the hon. Member wishes to move for a Return, taking in the same radius round Dublin as is included with regard to London in the Return which he refers to, I will do my best to get it prepared. With regard to Kilcock Common referred to in the second paragraph of the Question, I have not been able to ascertain that there has been recently any more serious encroachment than the digging of a hole to bury a dead horse, for which two men were prosecuted on sanitary grounds.