§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can state the date on which the Inspectors appointed by the Land Commission under "The Irish Land Act, 1887," were directed to have their Schedules of prices of produce in their respective districts returned to the Land Commission, and what were the different articles of produce mentioned in the Schedules; and, whether he will give a Return to the House of the particulars of the different Schedules furnished by these Inspectors?
THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN)(who replied) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
said: With regard to the subject of this Question generally, I would beg to refer the hon. Member to my reply to a somewhat similar Question asked on the 16th February. I may add, however, that from a special Report made by the Land Commissioners to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, which has been sent forward for presentation, and will probably be laid before the House this day, I find that the investigations of the scrutineers of prices were continued into December, so that, as far as possible, the prices of the entire year of 1887 might be taken into account; and also that an apparently comprehensive Schedule of articles was brought before the scrutineers, with instructions that any of the articles mentioned and not produced to a reasonable extent might be omitted, prominence being given to the articles chiefly produced in each district.