§ MR. MICHAEL AUSTIN (Limerick, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been directed to a paragraph which appeared in the Limerick papers stating that a Mr. R. W. Jameson, who is a Receiver under the Land Courts, and is also agent to Lord Monteagle, has at present in his office at Foynes a document exposed for signatures against the Home Rule Bill; whether he is aware that pressure has been exercised by the Receiver on the tenants to sign this document; and whether he will have inquiry made into the matter, with the view of preventing public officials using their positions for political purposes?
MR. J. MORLEY
The hon. Member has been good enough to send me a news paper report of this matter, but as the Government have no control over the: Receiver named, I do not see that any object would be gained by making inquiry as suggested.