§ SIR BARRINGTON SIMEON (Southampton)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether there is any particular reason why partridge shooting should commence 20 days later in Ireland than in England; and whether, if there is no good reason, he will take steps to allow partridge shooting in Ireland to commence on 1st September?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
In England partridge shooting commences on the 1st and in Ireland on the 20th September. These dates are fixed by Statute, and cannot altered except by legislation.