§ MR. O'MARA (Kilkenny, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will grant the Return relating to pauperism (Ireland) appearing on this day's Notices, and similar to the monthly Returns issued for England and Wales.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The preparation of the Return asked for in the Question would greatly add to the duties, already heavy, of the clerks of local Poor Law authorities and of the Local Government Board, and would not, in the opinion of the Board, be of a practical value commensurate with that labour. The information desired can practically be obtained from the Annual Report of the Board.