HC Deb 14 December 1906 vol 167 cc826-7
MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland when the Charitable Loans Fund Bill comes into law; and whether he can hold out any hope that the debenture holders in the Edgeworthstown Loan Fund, who lost their lives' savings by the defalcations of a fraudulent clerk named Flaver, will be recouped any of their losses by the operations of this Bill.

(Answered by Mr. Cherry.)—The Bill about which the hon. Member inquires became law on 4th August last (6 Edw. VII., c. 23). The Loan Fund Board have no reason to think that it could be used for the recovery of any debts due to the society mentioned in the Question, inasmuch as the late receiver over the society found it useless to retain the position any longer, as justices at petty sessions had ceased to give decrees in consequence of the prevalence of the defence that the promissory notes sued upon had been forged.