HC Deb 15 April 1907 vol 172 c618
MR. MOONEY (Newry)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the Return, Government Departments (Ireland), No. 8, House of Commons Papers, 1907, which was ordered by the House of Commons to be prepared on the 12th July, 1906, and which was presented on the 10th December, 1906, and ordered to be printed on 14th February, 1907, has not yet been issued; can he state the cause of this delay; and when the Return will be in the hands of Members.


I am not responsible for the printing and circulation of Returns to Orders of this House. I have, however, ascertained that the Report to which the hon. Member refers has now been printed, and will be issued in the course of a day or two. The Return is a very voluminous one, and the printing and revision of proofs has of necessity occupied a considerable time.


Seeing that this Return was ordered nearly a year ago, and we were informed only a fortnight since that it was nearly ready, will the right hon. Gentleman see that we have it in a few days?


I am not responsible for the printing of Returns, but I am told this will really be out in a day or two.