§ MR. P. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Congested Districts Board had ordered a Report by their Inspector on the condition of the Kiltyclogher and Ballyshannon (part of) congested districts, County Leitrim; has the Report been received by the Board; and when will copies be available for Members of this House?
MR. J. MORLEY
The document to which the hon. Member refers is one of a series of confidential Reports for the information of the Congested Districts Board, and it is perfectly contrary to practice, and, I think, contrary to convenience, to publish such Reports. I think the hon. Member will see, for example, that to make public Reports upon intended land purchase would be calculated to raise the price of the land.