§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any report has boon made to the constabulary or excise authorities in Ireland in relation to the case wherein the agent of Lord. Dartrey's estate obtained, in his own name, a transfer of a spirit licence at Rock carry petty sessions; has the agent,. Mr. Leslie, complied with the requirements of the law by placing his name above the public-house door as licensed to sell drink for consumption on or off the premises, or is the name of his predecessor still there; and has the Government finally decided to take no action in relation to the manner in which this, magistrate and land agent obtained the. transfer.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
The police have no duties to discharge in relation to the matters mentioned in the first paragraph. When the transfer of the licence is completed it will be the duty of the police to see that the person named in the excise licence complies with the pro visions of the law referred to in the: second paragraph. The answer to the last paragraph is in the affirmative. No necessity for any action on the part of the Government has, so far, arisen.