HC Deb 17 March 1890 vol 342 c985
MR. LEA (Londonderry, S.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether, since the Select Committee appointed last year upon his Motion to inquire into the charters of the estates in Ireland of the Irish Societies and the City Companies as to their trusts and obligations, unanimously "recommended that a Committee on the same subject should be appointed the next Session of Parliament," that Committee will, in accordance with usual practice, be reappointed; and if the Government will move for its appointment at a sufficiently early date to allow time for the Committee to arrive at an effective Report?


I must ask the hon. Gentleman to postpone the question for a few days.


I had intended to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government intend to reappoint the Select Committee to inquire into the dealings of the London Companies with their Irish estates in County Deny; and, if so, when will the Motion be made; but at the request of the right hon. and learned Gentleman I will postpone the question until the Government have had time to make up their minds upon the matter.