HC Deb 03 April 1860 vol 157 c1805

said, the noble Lord at the head of the Government was aware of the statement which had been made, that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in defiance of precedent and custom, had chosen to appoint a legal functionary to the office of Lord Lieutenant of the county of Londonderry. It had been stated that this legal functionary did not possess property in the county beyond a small leasehold of 100 acres, while the qualification was £200 a year in fee. He wished to know whether during the recess the noble Lord would direct inquiries to be made whether the gentleman to whom he had referred possessed the amount of property necessary to qualify him for the office to which he had been appointed?