§ SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
I beg to ask the Solicitor General for Ireland, with reference to Mr. Commissioner Lynch's remarks on certain preceedings connected with the Drapers' Company's estates in Ireland, made on the 26th July and 1st August, whether the Government intend to take criminal proceedings for the purpose of protecting the Exchequer against injury from irregular and improper action in connection with the Land Purchase Act; and whether the conduct of the Justice of the Peace who passed the agreement has been brought before the notice of the Lord Chancellor?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN, University of Dublin)
The Land Commissioners Report that there is a Motion listed before Mr. Commissioner Lynch for to-day on behalf of the Messrs. Glover, solicitors, to rescind the Order made against them, and that, pending the hearing of that Motion, it would be premature to offer any opinion as to what further steps, if any, should be taken in the matter. Mr. Commissioner Lynch has transmitted the Papers to the Lord Chancellor having regard to the manner in which two affidavits were sworn before a Justice of the Peace.