HC Deb 30 June 1884 vol 289 cc1683-4

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Edward Greer, Sub-Commissioner under the Land Act, was transferred to the county Armagh at-his own solicitation, so that he might be enabled to reside in his own dwelling-house at Moygannon; and, whether Mr. Greer receives the game allowances as other Commissioners who have to live away from home, or whether the change was made for economy?


Mr. Greer's present delegation is for the counties of Londonderry and Armagh. He was not deputed to act in that district at his own request. His residence is in the county of Down. Neither he nor any other Sub-Commissioner receives an hotel allowance when residing at his own home. The question of economy did not arise. The Commissioners decline to make public the grounds of their action in the distribution of particular Sub-Commissions. To do so would be contrary to the principle upon which they have always acted, and would, in their opinion, be injurious to the Public Service.


inquired whether this gentleman's district was really only five miles from his residence, and whether there was any other instance of the Land Commissioners appointing a Sub-Commissioner at so short a distance from his own house?


That I do not know.