§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Beauchamp, the Crown Solicitor for County Limerick, and Mr. George Bolton, the Crown Solicitor for County Tipperary, or either of these gentlemen, have recently been in London; and, whether, before or during their presence in London, they have been assisting the Solicitor to The Times newspaper in relation to the inquiry now going on before the Special Commission?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I cannot give the hon. Member an answer to the whole of his Question. But I can assure him that, speaking generally, it is not a fact that these gentlemen are obliged to give their whole time to the Government work.
§ THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON) (Belfast, W.)
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider whether or not he ought to allow to continue in the Public Service a gentleman like Mr. Beauchamp, in regard to whom it has been sworn at the Commission that the staff of his office is engaged in the fabrication of evidence for The Times?