§ 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 SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN)(who replied) (Dublin University)
said: Mr. Beauchamp (who is not Crown Solicitor for Limerick, but Registrar to the County Court Judge), and Mr. Bolton, Crown Solicitor for Tipperary, I am informed, have been recently in London, and have been assisting the Solicitor for The Times newspaper in relation to the inquiry now going on before the Special Commission. Mr. Beauchamp is not a Government officer, and the Executive have no control over his actions. Mr. Bolton is not prohibited from professional practice in this matter under the Rule which governs the private employment of Crown Solicitors.
§ THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON) (Belfast, W.)
asked, Whether Mr. Beauchamp's salary as Registrar to the Country Court Judge of Tipperary was paid out of the Votes of Parliament?
§ MR. MADDEN
It is true he holds that position; but he is in no way under the control of the Executive Government.