§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.) (for Mr. JUSTIN HUNTLY M'CARTHY) (Newry)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has any objection to lay upon the Table a Copy of the Report of Mr. E. Hamilton, Local Government Board Inspector, and of the evidence given before him at the inquiry held in Newry on the 4th January last, and of all Correspondence and Letters passing between the Local Government Board, or Mr. Hamilton, their Inspector, and the officials or members of the Grand Juries of Armagh or Down relative to the fiscal relations between the borough of Newry and the counties of Armagh and Down?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES) (Dublin University)
(who replied) said: I cannot undertake to lay on the Table the Report made by the Inspector to the Local Government Board, as it is not usual to publish documents of that character. There is no Departmental objection to the publication of the evidence and the correspondence mentioned; but they are very voluminous, and, perhaps, the hon. Member's object would be sufficiently attained by being given the opportunity of seeing copies.