MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether court land valuers in Ireland are required to pass any examination to test their fitness for valuing land; if not, can he say in what way, and by whom, are their qualifications tested.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The fitness of county court valuers nominated by the Land Commissioners under Section 32 of the Land Act of 1887 is not tested by examinations; but the Commissioners have opportunities of judging the qualifications of all applicants for the position from hearing their evidence in cases that come before the Commissioners on appeal. A Return is now in preparation on the motion of the hon. Member for North Longford setting forth the names and qualifications of the valuers who were employed during the past three years.