§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the town hall of Midleton, county Cork, was used as a rent office, on Tuesday last, by the agent of a property in the neighbourhood upon which eviction and seizures had recently taken place; whether any, and if so what, precedents exist for thus utilising a town hall for the collection of rents; and will he explain why this course was adopted upon the occasion referred to.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The town hall is the private property of Lord Midleton, whose agent gave permission for its use as a rent office. The premises previously used for the purposes were not available on this occasion.