HC Deb 26 June 1907 vol 176 cc1394-5

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has yet been decided to present to this House, or make available for public use, statistics for other counties corresponding to those already published for Donegal; and, if so, will he consider favourably the desirability of adding the area of untenanted and non-residential land.


I have already informed the hon. Member that it is the intention of the Royal Commission on Congestion to present statistics for the other counties of Ireland which contain scheduled congested districts, similar to those already presented in regard to Donegal. The question whether like statistics relating to non-congested counties should be published has not yet been decided by the Commission. It is not proposed to include in these statistics the area of untenanted land. A full return of untenanted land in each county in Ireland was presented to this House last year at the instance of the hon. Member.