§ MR. J. C. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether it is the case that, under the Parochial Records Act, 1876, an order was made that every parish in Ireland which was not provided with a suitable safe should send up its register of baptisms, marriages, and burials to the Record Office in Dublin; and whether, in the case of an incumbent of a parish who is willing to provide safe and suitable accommodation for the parish records, these will be returned by the Record Office to the parish, if application is made to the Master of the Rolls?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. JOHN ATKINSON,) Londonderry
Under the Parochial Records Act, 1876, every parish in Ireland which, was not provided with a suitable safe, sent its register of baptisms, marriages, and burials to the Record Office in Dublin. The Master of the Rolls had no power to order them to be returned, and I am not aware that there are any means of securing their return.