§ MR. TUITE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. W. Jeffcott, who was appointed a Land Sub-Commissioner in January last, is still acting as land agent to Mr. G. V. Hunt, of Kiderry, County Donegal, and whether it is in accordance with the 742 Rules of the Public Service that he should hold both appointments; and if he can state what are Mr. Jeffcott's qualifications for the position of Land Sub-Commissioner?
§ MR. JACKSON
The Land Commissioners report that the Assistant Commissioner named in the question, immediately on his appointment, appointed a gentleman to perform the duties of land agent until he could make some arrangement to terminate his connection with the agency, and this arrangement the Commissioners understand is being carried out. Since January, Mr. Jeffcott has devoted the whole of his time to the duties of Assistant Commissioner. This gentleman is well qualified for the position, he has trained practical experience in agriculture, and for many years has been extensively employed by both landlords and tenants in the surveying and valuing of farms.