§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. C. E. Templeman, as agent for Mrs. Armstrong, made a joint application by affidavit with John Cullen, of Fungury, in 1882, under the Arrears Act; that the Arrears Court made an order accordingly, discharging Cullen of arrears due by him; that Templeman subsequently sued Cullen, and swore in Court that Cullen owed no arrears, and that he joined Cullen in application to move Court in error; whether the Arrears Court subsequently investigated this case, and found the arrears were due; whether Mr. Templeman is postmaster in Manorhamilton; and, whether he will direct an investigation into Mr. Templeman's conduct in this case with a view to ascertain whether he is a fit person to retain this office?
§ MR. TOTTENHAM (Winchester)
Before the right hon. Gentleman answers the Question, perhaps he will kindly say, if it is not a fact that the same Question in substance was put on the 3rd of Au- 1160 gust last year, when the Attorney General stated that no cause of action was disclosed; and whether the case had not been before the County Court and a decision given in Mr. Templeman's favour?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
, in reply, said, that a Question on the same subject containing more detail was put by the hon. Member for Cavan on the 3rd of last August, and a reply given by the Attorney General to the effect that there was no reason shown for taking any action against Mr. Templeman; and in this view he understood the present Attorney General concurred.