HC Deb 17 March 1884 vol 286 cc35-6
MR. SHELL (for Colonel NOLAN)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If an agent for Mr. Tuke's Committee for Emigration is now making a house-to-house canvass in the parish of Moyruss, in the county of Galway; and. if a house-to-house canvass has ever been forbidden by the Government within that county; and, if so, would the Government at present discountenance this house-to-house canvass for emigration purposes?


Sir, there is no foundation whatever for the statement that any such house-to-house canvass has taken place. It is not the practice to make visits to any house unless the owner has applied to the relieving officer of the district to have his name entered oil the list of emigrants.