§ MR. BIGGAR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is a fact that the agent of Lord Gormanstown, Mr. H. M'Dougall, did, 1271 a few days ago, on the Meath property of his Lordship, set fire to the houses in which were a number of people whom he charged with having taken forcible possession, although he had failed to substantiate his case before a legal tribunal; and did Mr. M'Dougall act legally in so doing?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, it was a fact that some houses had been set fire to on Lord Gormanstown's property. He (Mr. W. E. Forster) advised that, pending the period for redemption, the property evicted for non-payment of rent should not be destroyed.