HC Deb 27 July 1896 vol 43 cc683-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Records in the Office of Ulster King of Arms in Dublin Castle are kept in a wooden cupboard, and are thereby exposed to irreparable loss by fire or accident; and will a safe be provided for them?


It is a fact that the shelving on which the Records referred to are kept is of wood. The question of the safe custody of the Records was specially considered some years ago and the present keeper of the State Papers expressed the opinion that it would be sufficient to do away with the system of open fire places and to substitute hot water pipes in the Tower rooms. This arrangement was carried out.