§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether there was due compliance with the rule which requires publication of intention and notice to the police in the matter of a new licence or transfer of licence, in the case wherein Mr. Leslie, agent of the Dartrey estate, recently obtained a transfer at Rockcorry petty sessions; is he aware that the original applicant for this transfer was a person named Clarke, and that Mr. Leslie left the bench and had Clarke's name removed from the application and his own substituted; can he say whether Clarke or Mr. Leslie is the tenant of the premises to which the licence is attached; and, if Mr. Leslie, does that gentleman, in compliance with the requirements of the law, sleep on the premises; if Clarke, how can that person trade and receive spirits under permit in his own name while the licence is in the name of Leslie; can he explain why one of the magistrates who granted the permit was drawn from the Castleblayney petty sessions district, and had he power to act; and will any action be taken in this case.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. G. W. BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
There was no obligation to give 791 the police the notice referred to in the first paragraph, and the notice was not given. I have no information as to the second and third paragraphs. The magistrate referred to in the fourth paragraph is presumably Mr. McCabe. He is a justice for the county Monaghan. As I have already stated, the Executive do not propose to take any action in the matter.