HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 cc268-9
MR. O'DOHERTY (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the number of Roman Catholics holding appointments under the Crown, legal or judicial, in the counties of Derry, Tyrone, and Donegal; and whether he will also state the proportion the Roman Catholic population in each of these counties bears to the other religious denominations.


I have no official information on the religions of persons holding Crown appointments, except in the cases of justices of the peace and the police. Of the former, there are thirty-five, forty-six, and sixty-five Roman Catholics; 106, 202, and 152 Protestants, respectively, in the counties named. The police number 131, 142, and 315 Roman Catholics, and 102, 98, and 141 Protestants. The information desired in the second paragraph will be found in the Census Returns.