§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
said, he desired to make a brief personal explanation. In his speech in the debate on the Address, in reply to the Speech from the Throne, he had quoted certain agricultural statistics which he had taken from The Irish Farmers' Gazette, and had made certain calculations to show the percentage of the fall in prices in 1885. In one of these items he yesterday discovered that he had made a serious arithmetical blunder; and as he should be very sorry to mislead the House in any way, he took the earliest opportunity of making it known. He had stated that the price of two-year-old stock had fallen 42 per cent, instead of which he found it had only fallen 20 per cent.