HL Deb 25 May 1835 vol 28 cc44-5
The Marquess of Lansdowne

laid on the Table the several returns relating to criminal offences in England and Wales; and, seeing the noble Earl (Malmsbury) Who had put a question, to him, relating to the propriety of having similar returns with respect to Scotland and Ireland, he begged to say, that he felt the propriety of having such returns quite as fully as did the noble Earl; that he made inquiries on the subject, in order to ascertain whether it would be practicable to obtain such returns from Ireland and Scotland, and he found, as the noble Earl would find, on looking over those now laid on the Table, that they were of so complicated a nature that it was not likely that they could readily be obtained from those parts of the empire, as means had not been adopted to furnish the materials.

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