§ MR. SEXTON (for Mr. DWYER GRAY)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether an inspector of the Irish Local Government Board visited the Island of Boffin last month in order to ascertain the condition of the potato supply on the island and the probability of famine; and, whether he can state the result of that inquiry?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY)
An Inspector of the Local Government Board visited Boffin Island last January, and his Report has been laid before me. I expect it will be my duty very shortly to make a statement embodying the result of this and other inquiries into the condition of the Islands on the West Coast of Ireland; and I am glad to say I believe I shall be able to make a statement that will be satisfactory to hon. Members in all parts of the House.