Mr. GILHOOLEY (Cork Co., W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will explain why Mr. Roberts was employed recently to value the White Estate, near Bantry, in view of the fact that he has been a landlord's valuer before the Land Courts in the county of Cork.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Commissioner having charge of the proceedings, in his discretion and in the ordinary course of 537 official business, referred the inspection of the estate to Mr. Roberts, a member of the permanent staff of Assistant Commissioners. Prior to his appointment to the Land Commission in 1891, Mr. Roberts was engaged as a Land Valuer in County Cork, but it is incorrect to imply that he was employed exclusively in the landlord interests as he reports that he was employed by tenants as well as landlords.