HC Deb 29 August 1895 vol 36 cc1126-7

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to what Government officials in Ireland copies of the Statutes are distributed annually; and, why Sessional Crown Solicitors are not supplied with copies?


In 1883 a Committee was appointed by the Lord Lieutenant to consider and report upon the list of individuals to whom, and the Departments to which, the Statutes had at that time been supplied. The Committee recommended that the distribution of the Statutes to Crown and Sessional Crown Solicitors should cease, and this was accordingly done. The Report of the Committee, which contains their reasons for discontinuing the supply of the Statutes to these officials, will be found in Parliamentary Paper, C-4198, of the Session of 1884, and the hon. Gentleman will also find in this Report a list of the several Departments and individuals recommended to be supplied with the Statutes in future. There have been a few additions to the list since its publication in 1884, and, if the hon. Gentleman so desires, I will hand him a copy of the list as it exists at the present date.