§ MR. D. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he has yet to hand the Report of the Commissioner of the Local Government Board who has been making a special inquiry into the nature and extent of the distress at present existing in the west of Ireland;if he has so received the Report, can he state the conclusion arrived at by this Commissioner as to the condition of the people living in the unions of Belmullet, Killala, and Ballina?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Report of the Commissioner of the Local Government Board has been received, and I have also had the advantage of a personal interview with him on the subject. The result is to confirm the conclusion already arrived at, that there is no reason, at present, to anticipate that the opening of relief works will become necessary in any of these Unions.