§ MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of persons who migrated for labouring purposes to England or elsewhere from the Poor Law Union of Castlerea, in the county Roscommon, for each of the past five years; and whether he can state the average period each year these people were absent from their homes.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The numbers for each year, 1897 to 1901. inclusive, were 1,784, 1,900, 1,692, 1,752, and 1,604. I have no information to enable me to reply to the second inquiry.
MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Will the right hon. Gentleman send a copy of that answer to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for South Antrim, in view of statements he has recently made?