HC Deb 24 February 1904 vol 130 cc852-3
MR. REDDY (King's County, Birr)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will grant the Return standing on to-day's Paper dealing with the Department of Agriculture, Dublin.


The hon. Member for West Cavan has already been granted a Return containing all the information indicated, with the exception of that suggested in the last column of the further Return proposed. There is no record of the nationality of officials.

The following is the Return referred to:—

Department of Agriculture (Dublin). Return dealing with officers in the Department of Agriculture, Dublin, in the following form:—

MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

Does the right hon. Gentleman mean to say it is impossible to state the nationality of these officials? Is that not absurd?


It would not be impossible to obtain the information. But all the rest of the information asked for is already embodied in Returns which have been given, and I did not think it of sufficient importance to get another Return for that one purpose.


Rut will you get it now?


I will consider the point.