§ Mr. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to a speech made on Sunday last, at Woodford, by Mr. W. O'Brien; and, whether it is true, as stated in that speech, that Lord Dunsandle has agreed to give his tenants a reduction of rent, amounting to 20 per cent, and to re-instate his evicted tenants, and pay all law costs; 1412 and, also, whether it is true that Mr. W. O'Brien has stated that he will hand over a handsome cheque to Lord Dunsandle?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
I have no knowledge of the subject of the alleged arrangement between Mr. O'Brien and Lord Dunsandle, and I have not seen the report to which the hon. Member alludes; but if that report be correct, it would seem that Mr. W. O'Brien had somehow become possessed of money that did not belong to him.