§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Have the Government any information as to the refusal of the American authorities to allow 14 families, emigrated from County Mayo by Robert Vesey Stoney, esquire, J.P. D.L., of Rossturk, to be landed in New York yesterday, on the ground that they were paupers; and, will any precautions be taken to prevent landlords emigrating pauper families without making any provision for them on their arrival in America?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The 14 families referred to appear to have been landed and to have proceeded to their destination. Some families arriving subsequently in another ship were detained; but were afterwards permitted to land and proceed to their friends. The Local Government Board are paying particular attention to prevent the emigration of pauper families without due provision awaiting them on arrival at their destination.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
asked, whether the Government would say where Mr. Stoney got the money from for emigrating these people, and what pre-cautions he took for weeding out a certain portion of his tenantry and supplementing them by others; whether, in fact, all Protestants were refused emigration, which was strictly confined to Roman Catholics?
§ [No reply.]