HC Deb 22 April 1898 vol 56 cc814-57
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I represent a constituency where there is poverty similar in character to that which prevails in the west of Ireland, and I sympathise with the Irish Members in their appeal to the Government to make a satisfactory inquiry into these matters. The method of conducting inquiries through the police and landlords' agents or factors, whether in Ireland or in Scotland, is not satisfactory. The Irish Members are dissatisfied with these reports, which are not considered to be impartial, and I would suggest that some arrangement be made whereby a few members of the Manchester Relief Committee, with others added, would inquire on the spot into the state of affairs in the west of Ireland, and present a Report to the Chief Secretary. That Report, I have no doubt, would be accepted as satisfactory by many Members, who would feel that it was an impartial one. I think it is a serious state of matters when, in view of the enormous amount of money which the Chancellor of the Exchequer receives, a few thousand pounds cannot be freely given to alleviate distress and suffering, not only in Ireland, but in the western Highlands.

Question put: That the House do now Adjourn.

The House divided:—Aves 100; Noes 204.—(Division List No. 66.)

Gourley, Sir E. Temperley Molloy, Bernard Charles Roche, John (E. Galway)
Hammond, John (Carlow) Morgan, J. L. (Carmarthen) Samuel, J. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Hayne, Rt. Hon. Chas. Seale- Morton, E. J. C. (Devonport) Smith, Samuel (Flint)
Jacoby, James Alfred Norton, Capt. Cecil Wm. Stanhope, Hon. Philip J.
Jameson, Major J. Eustace Nussey, Thomas Willans Steadman, William Charles
Jones, Wm. (Carnarvonshire) O'Brien, Patrick (Kilkenny) Stevenson, Francis S.
Kilbride, Denis O'Brien, P. J. (Tipperary) Stuart, James (Shoreditch)
Knox, Edmund F. Vesey O'Connor, Arthur (Donegal) Sullivan, Donal (Westmeath)
Labouchere, Henry O'Connor, Jas. (Wicklow, W.) Thomas, A. (Carmarthen, E.)
Lambert, George O'Connor, T. P. (Liverpool) Wallace, Robert (Perth)
Leng, Sir John Owen, Thomas Walton, Joseph (Barnsley)
Lewis, John Herbert Pease, J. A. (Northumb.) Wayman, Thomas
Lloyd-George, David Philipps, John Wynford Wedderburn, Sir William
Lough, Thomas Pickersgill, Edward Hare Weir, James Galloway
Macaleese, Daniel Pirie, Duncan V. Williams, J. Carvell (Notts)
McDonnell, Dr. M. A. (Qn.'sC.) Power, Patrick Joseph Wills, Sir William Henry
MacNeill, J. Gordon Swift Price, Robert John Wilson, H. J. (York, W. R.)
McCartan, Michael Reid, Sir Robert T. Woods, Samuel
McDermott, Patrick Richardson, J. (Durham)
M'Hugh, E. (Armagh, S.) Roberts, John Bryn (Eifion) TELLERS FOR THE AYES—
McLeod, John Roberts, J. H. (Denbighsh.) Mr. Dillon and Mr.
Maddison, Fred. Robson, William Snowdon William Redmond.
Mendl, Sigismund Ferdinand Roche, Hon. J. (E. Kerry)
Acland-Hood, Capt. Sir A. F. Colston, C. E. H. Athole Greene, W. Raymond- (Camb.)
Aird, John Compton, Lord Alwyne Greville, Captain
Allsopp, Hon. George Cook, F. Lucas (Lambeth) Gunter, Colonel
Arnold, Alfred Courtney, Rt. Hon. L. H. Hanbury, Rt. Hon. R. W.
Atkinson, Rt. Hon. John Cox, Robert Hanson, Sir Reginald
Baden-Powell, Sir G. Smyth Cross, H. Shepherd (Bolton) Hare, Thomas Leigh
Bagot, Capt. J. FitzRoy Cruddas, W. Donaldson Haslett, Sir James Horner
Baillie, J. E. B. (Inverness) Curzon, Viscount (Bucks) Heath, James
Balfour, Rt. Hn. A. J. (Manch'r) Dalbiac, Colonel Philip Hugh Heaton, John Henniker
Balfour, Rt. Hn. G. W. (Leeds) Dalrymple, Sir Charles Helder, Augustus
Banbury, Frederick George Denny, Colonel Hill, Rt. Hn. Lord A. (Down)
Barnes, Frederic Gorell Dickson-Poynder, Sir J. P. Hill, Sir E. Stock (Bristol)
Barry, Rt. Hn. A. H. Smith- Dilke, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Hoare, E. B. (Hampstead)
Bartley, George C. T. Donkin, Richard Sim Houldsworth, Sir Wm. H.
Barton, Dunbar Plunket Douglas, Rt. Hon. A. Akers- Howard, Joseph
Bathurst, Hon. Allen B. Doxford, William Theodore Howell, William Tudor
Beach, Rt. Hn. Sir M. H. (Brist'l) Drucker, A. Hubbard, Hon. Evelyn
Begg, Ferdinand Faithfull Duncombe, Hon. Hubert V. Hughes, Colonel Edwin
Bemrose, Sir Henry Howe Dyke, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Hart Jebb, Richard Claverhouse
Bentinck, Lord Henry C. Edwards, Gen. Sir J. Bevan Jolliffe, Hon. H. George
Beresford, Lord Charles Fellowes, Hon. Ailwyn E. Kemp, George
Bhownaggree, Sir M. M. Fergusson, Rt. Hn. Sir J. (Mnc'r) Kenyon, James
Biddulph, Michael Finch, George H. Knowles, Lees
Blundell, Colonel Henry Finlay, Sir Robert Bannatyne Laurie, Lieut.-General
Boscawen, Arthur Griffith- Fisher, William Hayes Lawrence, Sir E. (Cornwall)
Boulnois, Edmund FitzGerald, Sir R. Penrose- Lawrence, W. F. (Liverpool)
Bowles, T. G. (King's Lynn) Flannery, Fortescue Lawson, J. Grant (Yorks)
Brassey, Albert Folkestone, Viscount Lea, Sir T. (Londonderry)
Brodrick, Rt. Hon. St. John Foster, Colonel (Lancaster) Lecky, Rt. Hon. W. E. H.
Bullard, Sir Harry Fry, Lewis Lees, Sir Elliott (Birkenhead)
Burdett-Coutts, W. Garfit, William Legh, Hon. T. W. (Lanc.)
Butcher, John George Gedge, Sydney Leigh-Bennett, H. Currie
Cavendish, V. C. W. (Derbvsh.) Gibbs, Hn.A.G.H. (C. of Lond.) Leighton, Stanley
Chaloner, Capt. R. G. W. Gibbs, Hon. V. (St. Albans) Llewellyn, E. H. (Somerset)
Chamberlain, Rt.Hn.J. (Birm.) Gilliat, John Saunders Llewelyn, Sir Dillwyn- (Sw'ns'a)
Chamberlain, J. A. (Worc'r) Goldsworthy, Major-General Lockwood, Lt.-Col. A. R.
Chaplin, Rt. Hon. Henry Gordon, Hon. John Edward Loder, Gerald W. Erskine
Charrington, Spencer Gorst, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Eldon Long, Rt. Hon. W. (Liverp'l)
Clarke, Sir E. (Plymouth) Goschen, Rt. Hn. G. J. (St. Geo's) Lopes, Henry Yarde Buller
Cochrane, Hon. T. H. A. E. Goschen, G. J. (Sussex) Lorne, Marquess of
Coghill, Douglas Harry Goulding, Edward Alfred Lyttelton, Hon. Alfred
Collings, Rt. Hon. Jesse Graham, Henry Robert Macdona, John Cumming
Colomb, Sir John Charles R. Gray, Ernest (West Ham) Maclean, James Mackenzie
McArthur, Chas. (Liverpool) Plunkett, Rt. Hon. H. C. Talbot, Rt. Hn. J. G. (Oxf'd Uny)
McKillop, James Powell, Sir Francis Sharp Tollemache, Henry James
Malcolm, Ian Priestley, Brigg (Yorks.) Tomlinson, Wm. Ed. Murray
Maple, Sir John Blundell Priestley, Sir W. O. (Edin.) Tritton, Charles Ernest
Marks, Henry Hananel Purvis, Robert Verney, Hon. Richard Greville
Martin, Richard Biddulph Rentoul, James Alexander Warde, Lt.-Col. C. E. (Kent)
Meysey-Thompson, Sir H. M. Ridley, Rt. Hon. Sir M. Waring, Colonel Thomas
Mildmay, Francis Bingham Ritchie, Rt. Hon. Chas. T. Warkworth, Lord
Monk, Charles James Robertson, Herbert (Hackney) Warr, Augustus Frederick
Moon, Edward Robert Pacy Royds, Clement Molyneux Webster, R. G. (St. Pancras)
More, Robert Jasper Russell, T. W. (Tyrone) Webster, Sir R. E. (I. of W.)
Morton, A. H. A. (Deptford) Rutherford, John Wentworth, Bruce C. Vernon-
Mowbray, Rt. Hon. Sir John Samuel, Harry S. (Limehouse) Whiteley, Geo. (Stockport)
Muntz, Philip A. Seton-Karr, Henry Williams, J. Powell- (Birm.)
Murdoch, Chas. Townshend Sharpe, William Edward T. Willox, Sir John Archibald
Murray, Rt. Hn. A. G. (Bute) Sidebottom, Wm. (Derbysh.) Wilson-Todd, W. H. (Yorks.)
Murray, Chas. J. (Coventry) Simeon, Sir Barrington Wodehouse, E. R. (Bath)
Murray, Col. W. (Bath) Smith, Abel H. (Christchurch) Wolff, Gustav Wilhelm
Newdigate, Francis Alexander Stanley, Lord (Lancs.) Wortley, Rt. Hon. C. B. Stuart-
Nicol, Donald Ninian Stanley, Henry M. (Lambeth) Wyndham-Quin, Major W. H.
Northcote, Hon. Sir H. S. Stephens, Henry Charles Young, Comm. (Berks, E.)
O'Neill, Hon. Robt. Torrens Stewart, Sir M. J. M'Taggart Younger, William
Pease, Arthur (Darlington) Stirling-Maxwell, Sir John M.
Pender, James Strauss, Arthur TELLERS FOR THE NOES—
Phillpotts, Captain Arthur Sturt, Hon. Humphry Napier Sir William Walrond and
Platt-Higgins, Frederick Talbot, Lord E. (Chichester) Mr. Anstruther.
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