§ MR. M. J. MINCH (Kildare, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. L. Doyle, B.L., Legal Sub-Commissioner, has been recently appointed Chairman of the County Kildare Sub-Commission; if he will state for what reason he was removed from another county to Kildare, and if his attention has been called to the fact that Mr. Doyle was one of the Sub-Commission who fixed the first judicial rents which he is now engaged in revising for the second statutory term; and if he will suggest to the Land Commission the reconsideration of Mr. Doyle's appointment to county Kildare?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
No change has recently taken place in the district in which, the Sub-Commission presided over by Mr. Doyle, as legal Assistant Commissioner, is empowered to work under a delegation order of the Land Commission, the county Kildare having, for a considerable time past, formed part of his district. It is a fact that Mr. Doyle was engaged in the earlier years of the Commission in fixing judicial rents for a first statutory term in the county Kildare, but the Commissioners state they see no reason why he should not now take part in the hearing of applications which may be made in any of those cases, for the purpose of fixing a fair rent for a further statutory term.
§ MR. D. KILBRIDE (Galway, N.)
Is it not a fact that in county Down a gentleman who recently acted as a Sub-Commissioner—