HC Deb 15 March 1904 vol 131 cc1139-40
MR. P. A. MCHUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. P. Chevenix Trench, one of the six land agents appointed arbitrators by the Local Government Board for Ireland since the passing of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, is officially described as a Fellow of the Surveyors' Institute; and will he explain what is the Surveyors' Institute, what are the qualifications for membership, by whom are the qualifications tested, and is the Institute officially recognised by the Irish Government.


I am aware of the fact stated in the first part of the Question. The Surveyors' Institute of the United Kingdom was founded in 1868, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1881. Information in respect of membership can be obtained from the officials of the Institution; the address of the Irish branch is 110, Grafton Street, Dublin. The Institution receives no special recognition from the Irish Government.