§ MR. LEWIS
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, If it is true that Mr. Wylie, Chairman of the Sub-Commission now sitting in Tyrone to adjudicate upon rents, is a practicing barrister on the Circuit of which Tyrone forms part; and, whether Mr. Cunninghame, another member of that Sub-Commission, is a manure and flour merchant (in Londonderry) having business connections with the tannery of the county, whose rents he is appointed to judicially fix?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR, IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, my friend Mr. Wylie, on acceptance of office as a legal Assistant Commissioner, ceased to practice as a barrister. Mr. Cunninghame is partner in a Derry firm of corn merchants, who also deal in flour; but, as a matter of course, since 678 his appointment under the Land Commission, he has not taken any part in the management of the business of the firm. He states that he has no business connection whatever with the tannery of Tyrone.