HC Deb 31 July 1890 vol 347 cc1374-5
MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he can now state what decision the Irish Land Commissioners have come to with regard to the explanation given by Mr. Percy Magan, J.P., to the charge of having obtained money under the Arrears Act by false representations; whether he will lay the explanation before the House; and, whether, the Land Commission showing by their demand for an explanation that a prima facie case had been made out, he still declines to take any steps to direct the attention of the Lord Chancellor to the case, with the view of having Magan suspended from the discharge of magisterial functions pending a full inquiry.


The Land Commissioners report that they have considered the charges made by the hon. Member, and Mr. Magan's reply thereto, and that they intend to forward a Report in the matter to the Lord Lieutenant. The Executive Government now await the receipt of that Report.


As a primd facie case has been established, will not the Government in the meantime suspend Mr. Magan?


As the Law Officers of the Crown have not yet seen the Report, the hon. Member will see that they cannot take any action in the matter.