HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 cc995-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. M. C. Dennis borrowed from the Board of Works the sum of £100, to be expended upon a farm held by John Halloran, at Pallas, in the Barony of Clanmaurice, in Kerry; whether the works in question were carried out to the satisfaction of the Board's engineer and certified by their inspector; whether any representations have been made to the Board by John Halloran to the effect that the works he executed on the farm represented £22 more than, the loan, and that, nevertheless, the landlord refuses to allow him more than £30, retaining the balance of £70; whether John Halloran, considering his rent too high, and having served an originating notice to have a fair rent fixed, applied to the Board of Works on the 25th February, sending the usual fee, for copies of the engineer's report and of the inspector's certificate; and, whether the Board of Works returned the money and refused the document, thus depriving the tenant of useful evidence in the Land Court? The hon. Gentleman said he had received a letter informing him that if the Land Court ordered the documents the Board of Works would produce them. He would, therefore, not put the Question; but would ask whether the documents would be produced upon the direct application of the gentleman himself?


said, he wished for Notice of the Question; but he might add that the loan was made to the landlord and not to the tenant.