§ Mr. GIBSON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will lay upon the Table, Copy of all Correspondence between the Irish Government and John Byrne, late Collector General of Bates for the city of Dublin; and, whether he is aware that Mr. Byrne received no part of the arrears due from the Land Court, and that the tenants in question have since paid no rent?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER) (for Mr. TREVELYAN)
Assuming this Question to relate to the Correspondence with regard to Mr. Byrne's removal from office, there is no objection on the part of the Irish Government to its production, if any hon. Member wishes to move for it. With regard to the second part of the Question, the charge against Mr. Byrne was, not that he received money that was not due to him, but that he gave receipts with false dates. The Government are not aware whether Mr. Byrne's tenants have since paid the rent or not.