§ MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN (Mayo, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he is aware that before the appointment of Mr. P. J. Hughes, of Kiltimagh, as receiver over the Taaffe Estate in the County of Mayo, 95 per cent of the tenants signed a Memorial and sent it Mr. Justice Monroe protesting against the appointment; whether John Daly, of Ballyhaunis, was engaged for five days—namely, the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th of May, in serving notices on the tenants over whom Mr. Hughes is the receiver, and was protected by a force of 40 police and a District Inspector; and can he state at what cost those notices were served on the tenants, about 300 in number?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I cannot undertake to make any statement on the 724 subject of the first paragraph, which relates to the action of a Judge in his judicial capacity, and of which the Executive Government have no cognizance. The reply to the inquiry in the second paragraph is in the affirmative. The cost of the detachment of police is about £84 7s.