§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
asked the Solicitor General for Ireland whether he was aware that after Mr. John Heaney, a tenant on the estate of Lord Lurgan, had signed an agreement for purchase under Lord Ashbourne's Act, Lord Lurgan proceeded against him for arrears of rent, and obtained a decree from Judge Kisbey at Lurgan; that Mr. Heaney appealed from this decision, and got the decree altered by reduction of the amount in the Superior Court, but that Lord Lurgan proceeded to evict the tenant under the original County Court decree which the learned Baron had set aside on appeal; and that Mr. John Heaney resisted the execution of the decree appealed against and set aside by Superior Court; whether the County Court Judge, Mr. Kisbey, whose decree was set aside, sentenced Mr. Heaney, and others found in his house, to a term of imprisonment, under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, for resisting the decree set aside; and if the Government would consider whether, under the circumstances, they would terminate the imprisonment of the tenant and others sentenced?
§ MR. MADDEN
In this case, also the Notice of the question given has been insufficient. It has been absolutely impossible to obtain in a satisfactory manner the information necessary to enable me to answer the question.