HC Deb 24 November 1882 vol 275 c5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Is it a fact that the Sessional Crown Prosecutors who represent the Crown before the Arrears investigators in many cases act also as advocates for the landlords who are their clients; and, whether such conduct has his approval?


Sessional Crown Prosecutors occasionally attend at the request of Mr. Richard Bourke, who represents the Treasury in all matters under the Arrears Act, at investigations under that Act in the counties for which they are the Sessional Crown Prosecutors; but Mr. Bourke informs me that never on any of these occasions have they acted as advocates for landlords, and that they have never appeared on behalf of the landlords at any such investigations so far as he is aware.