HC Deb 13 August 1889 vol 339 c1137

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in 1888, Returns were made by the Enumerator of Agricultural Statistics, concerning the farm of Mr. James Bowes, of Huntstown, Tullaroan, County Kilkenny, during the imprisonment of Mr. Bowes, under "The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887;" whether the information contained in such Returns was obtained from Mr. Bowes or with his consent; whether such information was, in fact, supplied by the police; and, whether steps will be taken to secure that in this case inaccurate and misleading statements will not be included in the official agricultural statistics.


The Registrar General reports that the information concerning the farm was furnished to the police in 18s8 by "Alick Flood," but whether by Mr. Bowe's permission or not there is no information. The information is included in the Returns already presented to Parliament.