HC Deb 22 July 1898 vol 62 cc832-3
SIR T. ESMONDE (Kerry, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, will he explain why the Report of the Trustees of the National Library of Ireland is presented to the Department of Science and Art in January, but does not reach the public until August; and if he will take steps to secure in future that this Report is published within a shorter time of its presentation?


Is the right honourable Gentleman aware that there is a Committee sitting on this subject upstairs, and that its Report will be issued in a few days?


The Report is presented to Parliament by the Science and Art Department, and does not pass through my hands. Perhaps the honourable Baronet will address his Question to my right honourable Friend the Vice-President of the Council.