HC Deb 04 August 1891 vol 356 c1250
MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Miller, one of the Inspectors appointed by the Land Commission, refused to pass 50 tons of potatoes delivered by Mr. Thomas Ryan, in accordance with a tender approved by other such Inspectors, at Cavan for the use of the Cavan Union, and that, on the Guardians refusing, as they were bound by "The Seed Potatoes (Ireland) Act, 1891," to do, to accept these potatoes, Mr. Ryan brought an action against the Guardians, and recovered damages and costs, the jury refusing to accept Mr. Miller's Re port; and whether, as the Land Commission prevented the Guardians from sending two experienced members of their body to Scotland to select potatoes, and compelled them to buy by tender and sample, and to act in accordance with the orders of the Inspectors, the damages and costs will be paid by the Land Commission or the Local Government Board, through the action of whose agents they were incurred?


A Report has been called for since the question appeared on the Paper, but I have not yet received a Report.