HC Deb 25 February 1886 vol 302 c1193

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Will he lay upon the Table of the House, Copies of all Correspondence, had from 4th December 1884 to 25th January 1886, between John Suffern, of Windsor, Belfast, and the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland, relative to the management of the lands and property of the "Belfast White Linen Hall," a charity founded and established in the year 1783, at a great cost, for the encouragement and extension of the linen trade; also Copies of all Correspondence and Protests and Statements had between the Chamberlain, Chairman, or Committee of the said "Belfast White Linen Hall" and the said Commissioners, and the said John Suffern, relative to the management of the said charity from the 1st day of November 1882 till the 25th day of January 1886?


A correspondence on this subject has taken place between Mr. Suffern and the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests; and if the hon. Member will move for it in due form there is no objection to its production. There has been no correspondence between the Commissioners and the Linen Hall; and if any has taken place between the Linen Hall and Mr. Suffern the Government have no control over it, and are not in a position to produce it. The hon. Member should, therefore, confine his Motion to the Correspondence I have first mentioned.