HC Deb 28 July 1890 vol 347 c1060
MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the charge against Mr. Percy Magan, J.P., of having obtained money by false representations, made publicly nine months ago, and to the promise of Mr. Magan to the Land Commissioners immediately to forward an explanation, has Magan taken any steps towards its fulfilment; with reference to the statement that Magan's solicitor has died, would he ascertain the name of the solicitor, in what case in connection with the tenants named has he acted at Quarter Sessions or otherwise, and when he died; what length of additional time will the Land Commission give to Magan to make out his explanation, having regard to the fact that, with the lapse of time, proof of guilt may get more difficult; and whether, in the event of the Land Commission being of opinion that there is a primâ facie case on which Magan may be proceeded against for the recovery of the money alleged to have been fraudulently obtained, steps will be taken to bring the matter before the Lord Chancellor?


The matter is at present under consideration.