§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will consent to publish as a Parliamentary Paper the judgments delivered by the Commissioners selected to 289 try the Local Government Election Petitions in Ireland during 1899, prefaced by a brief statement of the grounds upon which the petition was brought and the relief claimed by the petitioner.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The cost of the preparation of a return such as is indicated in the question would be very great, and it does not appear to me that its publication would serve any useful object commensurate with the expense. Under the circumstances, I am unable to consent to the return.