HC Deb 07 July 1902 vol 110 cc937-8
MR. DOOGAN (Tyrone, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Land Sub-Commissioner Garvey holds sittings on only four days a week, although there are arrears in the land cases listed at Cookstown, county Tyrone; and whether he can state how many days in the week are spent by this Commissioner at Portrush, county Antrim.


No member of a Sub-Commission holds sittings upon four days in every week. If such were the case, there would be no time left for inspection of the holdings. Mr. Garvey spends no portion of his time at Portrush. His residence is at Port-stewart. He remains there from Saturday evening until eight o'clock on Monday morning, when he returns to his district.

MR. MACVEAGH (Down Co., S.)

Did the right hon. Gentleman get the information from Mr. Garvey himself?


Does the hon. Member suggest that Mr. Garvey should travel back on Sundays?


No, Sir, but I suggest he should do more work.