§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, at Knockmoyleen, Ballycroy, County Mayo (close to the Island of Achill), the landlord, Sir A. E. Bellingham, has served 15 tenants with ejectments on title; whether only 10 of the 15 were able to afford to enter defences at the last Quarter Sessions at Ballina; whether the Chairman at once granted dismisses, and refused to grant decrees for posses- 575 sion even in the undefended eases; whether the landlord has intimated his intention to appeal to nest Assizes at Castlebar, and to the Superior Courts if not successful at Castlebar; and, whether, after the decision at Quarter Sessions, the circumstances of these cases warrant an inquiry?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The hon. Member does not give me anytime to make myself acquainted with the facts of the matter. However, it does not appear to me from the Question that there is any ground for an inquiry. If the Chairman found in favour of the tenants, the landlord has a right to appeal.