§ MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the attention of Lord Ashbourne, as Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was called to the fact that for many years Dr. Robert Henry, J.P. county Tyrone, was honorary treasurer of Pomeroy Loan Fund; whether statutable declarations were made by several persons, charging Dr. Henry with having, as such treasurer, received from them instalments of certain loans without taking steps to have these repayments credited in the Loan Fund books; whether these statutable declarations were considered by Lord Ashbourne or by the present Lord Chancellor of Ireland; and, what course does the Lord Chancellor intend taking in the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-TYNE)
Owing to the change of Government pending at the time, Lord Ashbourne was unable to consider the case, and it came before the present Lord Chancellor. He called upon Dr. Henry for an explanation. Not being satisfied with this explanation the Lord Chancellor thought it necessary to request Dr. Henry to send in his resignation of the Commission of the Peace, and Dr. Henry has done so.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Londonderry, S.)
Can the right hon. Gentleman inform the House upon whose recommendation this defaulting person was appointed by the Tories to the Commission of the Peace?