§ MR. GREGORY
asked the Attorney General for Ireland, Whether the late proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench, Ireland, on the part of the Poor Law Commissioners, against the Rev. Peter Daly, were instituted under the direction of the Law Officers of the Crown; and, if not, under whose direction; and, also, from what funds the costs given against the Poor Law Commissioners will be defrayed?
§ COLONEL FORDE
said, he also desired to ask the Attorney General for Ireland to answer a similar question as regards the Poor Law Commissioners and the Board of Guardians of the New to wnards Union, as that put to him by the hon. Member for Galway.
§ MR. O'BRIEN
said, he would take that opportunity of putting the Question of which he had given notice. He would ask the Attorney General for Ireland, Whether the proceedings by the Poor Law Commissioners against the Guardians of the Clonmel Union were taken under the advice of the Irish Law Officers, and also from what fund the costs awarded against the Commissioners would be defrayed?
§ MR. J. D. FITZGERALD
said, that he had to give substantially the same answer to all the three Questions. The late proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench, Ireland, on the part of the Poor Law Commissioners against the Rev. Peter Daly, which were intended to oust that gentleman from the chaplaincy of the union, were not instituted under the direction of himself or of his learned Colleague the Solicitor General, nor of the present or of the late Law Officers of the Crown. He presumed that the Commissioners acted on the advice of the standing counsel, an eminent barrister, and that the costs would be paid out of the annual sum of £300 voted in the Estimates for the legal expenses of the Commissioners.