§ MR. KNOX
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. J. B. Glover recently evicted one George Foster, of Ballywalter, County Down, without serving the statutory notice on the relieving officer; and whether any steps have been taken to enforce the penalty in this case?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The Local Government Board had the subject-matter of this question under their notice last month, and called the attention of the Guardians to the case. The landlord has given to the Guardians as a reason for the non-service of the notice that Foster had asked for time to arrange about getting another house, and undertook to remove without giving trouble. It further appears that there were no Sheriff's officers present when Foster removed. Whether the case is one for the Guardians to proceed to recover a penalty rests with them to decide.