HC Deb 30 November 1882 vol 275 c365

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Fitzmaurice Hussey, J.P., Agent to Lord Dillon at Ballaghaderreen, has been in the habit of exacting a fee of one shilling from each tenant who came to him to take the affidavit at the foot of the application for the benefit of the Arrears Act; whether the taking of such a fee by a Justice of the Peace is illegal; and, whether the Lord Chancellor of Ireland will order the removal of Mr. Fitzmaurice Hussey from the Commission of the Peace?


I have received a Report from the Lord Chancellor in reference to this Question, stating that Mr. Hussey denies having ever taken a fee for taking an affidavit.


said, he would take the earliest opportunity of calling the attention of the House to the frauds that were being practised on the poor people of Ireland in the administration of the Land Act.