HC Deb 04 March 1898 vol 54 cc606-7
MR. T. J. FARRELL (Kerry, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he has received from the Secretary of the Kerry Grand Jury copies of Resolutions passed at the Presentment Sessions at Sneem for the Barony of South Dunkeroon, and Cahirciveen for the Barony of Iveragh; (2) whether he is aware that those Resolutions were proposed and supported by landlords, land agents, magistrates, and cess payers, and unanimously adopted; and (3) whether, owing to the grave condition of the people in those districts, the suggested works as shown in the Resolutions will be carried out?


The receipt of the Resolutions referred to was acknowledged on the 29th November last. They purport to have been passed by the Justices and Associated Cesspayers at Presentment Sessions. With regard to the third paragraph, I have nothing at present to add to my reply to the hon. Member's previous Question of the 21st February on the same subject.


Did not the Resolution state, as a fact, that these districts are in a dreadful state of pauperism at the present moment?


I have no reason to doubt that it did, Sir.