HC Deb 23 June 1904 vol 136 cc1007-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how often Lord Shaftesbury visited the county of Kerry since his ap-appointment on the Congested Districts Board; what was the date of his last visit to the county; and did he on any visit or by other methods ever seek or obtain the opinions of the county council and other representative bodies in an official manner in reference to the problems to be dealt with and the methods, to be applied.


Lord Shaftesbury made two visits to Kerry in 1902; two in 1903, and one during the present year, in February. He was accompanied on the last occasion by the Board's Chief Inspector, Mr. Doran. In the course of his visits he has come into contact with most of the parish priests and a large number of county and district councillors.


The right hon. Gentleman did not answer the question as to whether Lord Shaftesbury consulted the county councils or other representatives in their official capacity.