§ MR. MOLLOY (for Mr. HEALY)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether it is the fact that, on the Lissonure Estate, county Tipperary, ejectment notices were served upon Christmas Eve on four tenants of the Endowed School Commissioners; whether the Irish Secretary and the Lord Chancellor are ex officio members of the Endowed School Board; and, if, therefore, the Chief Secretary will cause proceedings to be stayed until the tenants can obtain the benefit of the Arrears Bill, so as to enable these tenants to obtain the benefits of its provisions?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, there was a combination against rent on this estate, and ejectments were, therefore, brought against four of the tenants, and decrees obtained. The Chief Secretary and the Lord Chancellor are two official members of the Board; but, as such, cannot, of course, overrule the action of the Board as a collective body. The ejectment decrees do not appear, as far as I can ascertain, to have been executed, and if the tenants make use of their opportunity the advantages of the Arrears Bill are still open to them.