§ MR. MACVEAGH
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he can state how many receivers have been in charge of the estate of Robert Smith since it first came under the 1356 jurisdiction of the Dublin Court of Bankruptcy; what are the total sums paid to receivers as remuneration; what was the original value of the estate; how many years the estate has been in bankruptcy; and when it is expected to be wound up.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
This matter does not in any way come within my control. I am, however, informed by the Chief Registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy that the estate mentioned came under the jurisdiction of that Court in May, 1895, when a fund was transferred thereto from the Chancery Division. Since that time the estate has been in charge of but one receiver, namely, one of the official assignees. The total sum which has been paid to him as remuneration is £247 Os. 6d. The fund transferred from the Chancery Division in 1805 amounted to £2,881 16s. 4d., and between 1895 and I 1900 the assignee recovered additional funds amounting to £2,116 1s. 2d. From these sums, dividends amounting to 17s. 6½d. in the£were paid. The estate was considered to be wound up in February, 1900, but a further fund, apparently part of the estate, was recently traced in a Chancery suit, and the destination of that fund is now under consideration by the Master of the Rolls. The Chief Registrar is unable to state what sums, if any, were paid to other receivers under the Court of Chancery, or what was the original value of the estate.
§ MR. MACVEAGH
It first came into the Court in 1793. Can the right hon. Gentleman hold out any hope that the estate will be wound up in the course of the next Century.