HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 c197

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he will insert a clause in the Irish Census Bill providing that the name, age, and postal address of every deaf mute be given to enable those interested in their education to discover their location.


The information on those points is furnished in the Returns already made, confidentially, to the Registrar General, and the numbers are published in the census tables; but I cannot consent to introduce into the Bill a clause which would, in many instances, advertise the domestic afflictions of the families to which these unhappy persons belong.