§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if it is a fact, in connection with the recent eviction of Mr. P. Shinnick, P.L.G., near Fermoy, County Cork, that a sub-tenant named Leahy was also evicted, no notice of eviction having been served either on Leahy or the relieving officer; and if it is true, ass stated, that Mrs. Shinnick and her five young children were turned out upon the roadside, where they remained all night, without shelter; and whether an investigation will be made into the circumstances of the case; and, if so, by whom will it be conducted?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
It appears to be the fact that on the occasion of the eviction referred to in the question Leahy, who was a labourer occupying a house on the farm, was evicted. I am informed that the statements in the first paragraph are not accurate in relation to 1507 Mrs. Shinnick and her children, but are true with reference to Mrs. Leahy. Leahy and his family appear to have been allowed, on the following day, to re-enter the house from which they had been evicted, as caretakers.
§ MR. E. HARRINGTON (Kerry, W.)
Is not the right hon. Gentleman the head of the Local Government Board in Ireland?