§ MR. TOTTENHAM
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that Mr. Greer has again been nominated Chairman of the Sub-Commission for the county of Down; whether he was, on a former occasion, transferred from the county of Down to another district, owing to the fact of his having been a practising solicitor in the said county; whether his late partner (Mr. Mullan), in whose firm he (Mr. Greer) still retains an interest, acts professionally before the county of Down Sub-Commission; and, whether the reasons which caused his transfer on a former occasion do not still exist?
§ MR CAMPBELL - BANNERMAN
I am informed Mr. Greer will act as Chairman of the next Sub-Commission for County Down. He has no interest in the business of his late partner. He was on a former occasion transferred from the County Down, but the reason was not stated, and the Land Commissioners do not think it desirable to make public their reasons for appointing Assistant Commissioners to different districts.