HC Deb 27 February 1905 vol 141 c1304

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Poor Law Commission has as yet completed its labours; and whether, considering that the question of amalgamation and the alteration of boundaries in certain of the unions in the North-West of Ireland, and particularly in the counties of Donegal and Londonderry, has given rise to uncertainty, he will request the Commissioners to issue an interim Report with reference to this question.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I refer to my reply to the Question put to me on the 23rd instant†by my hon. friend the Member for South Belfast. The Commissioners do not propose to issue an interim Report. They consider, and in my opinion very properly, that it would be open to objection to deal with the matter except as a whole.