HC Deb 14 May 1885 vol 298 cc491-2

said, that a Question affecting him personally stood on the Paper in the name of the hon. Member for Roscommon (Mr. O'Kelly). The hon. Gentleman was not in his place; but perhaps the Chief Secretary for Ireland would-answer it. The Question was— To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that Colonel King-Harman has deprived James Higgins, of Garrow, Boyle; and Michael Dowd, Deerpark, Boyle, of their bog holdings because they refused to prosecute persons hunting hares on their land; and, whether the Government will bring in an amendment to the Land Act to secure the tenants in their right to use the bogs?


wished to know, as a matter of Order, whether a Question could be put in the absence of the hon. Member in whose name it stood upon the Paper?


said, that the Question was a personal one, and put as a matter of courtesy to the hon. and gallant Member (Colonel King-Hannan).


As far as I have been able to ascertain, there is no truth in this statement. I have already stated that the Government have no present intention of legislating on the question of turf rights.