§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the number of persons of over 70 years of age in Ireland who are in receipt of out-door relief, and the average amount of the relief?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The particulars asked for cannot be ascertained from the records of the Local Government Board. They would have to be procured from the Clerks of the several Unions at a cost of much time and trouble to those officials. I hardly think that the value of the Return would be commensurate with the labour involved in its preparation.