HC Deb 13 July 1904 vol 137 cc1483-4
MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the number of inspectors employed under the Estates Commissioners, the provinces from which they have been taken; and whether, without exception, they are Protestants.


There are twenty-two inspectors on the staff of the Estates Commissioners, all of whom had previously been employed as assistant land commissioners. Eleven resided in Ulster at the time of their appointment as inspectors; seven in Leinster, and four in Munster. The Estates Commissioners have no knowledge of their religious denominations.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a Parliamentary Return has been issued, giving a list of the Commissioners, and that in each case the religion is stated?


I am not aware of that.

MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)

If the religion is stated in the Return how is it the information has not been supplied to the right hon. Gentleman?


I am not aware that it is so stated.