§ 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 Local Government Board Inspector who has been inquiring into the 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 as to the condition of the people living in the unions of Belmullet, Killala, and Ballina; and if he has not as yet received the Report in question, can he say when he expects to receive it?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Report referred to is not a Report from the Poor Law Inspector in charge of these districts, but from one of the Commissioners of the Local Government Board who was directed to make a special inquiry. I expect to receive his Report in the course of a day or two.