§ MR. COGAN
said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Privy Council, Whether any Correspondence has taken place between the Irish Government and the Department of Science and Art, or the Treasury, on the proposed abolition of the Museum of Irish Industry in Dublin; if so, whether in that Correspondence an opinion hostile to the proposed abolition of that institution has been expressed on the part of the Irish Executive; and whether he will lay that Correspondence upon the table of the House? He also wished to ask when the Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the Scientinc institutions in Dublin, in connection with the Department of Science and Art, will be laid upon the table; and if he can state by what authority that Report is at present in circulation in Dublin before it has been presented to Parliament?
did not think it would be expedient to lay the Correspondence on the table of the House. The Report of the Committee had already been laid on the table. He could not explain how the Report obtained circulation in Dublin before it was presented to the House.