HC Deb 26 March 1906 vol 154 cc845-6

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will give the name of the assessor who, within the past six months, fixed rents on the estate of Major H. Blackhall, in the union of Granard, North Longford, and will he say whether this gentleman was himself a land agent; and whether, in the case † See (4) Debates, cliii., 876. of future rent-fixings of the Commission, his services as an assessor will be employed.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The assessor referred to in the Question is Mr. J. D. Boyd, who is one of the permanent lay assistant commissioners. In Parliamentary Paper, No. 151, of 1902, Mr. Boyd is decribed as having been occupied in farming and as a land agent prior to his appointment. The Land Commission inform me that they have full confidence in Mr. Boyd's judgment and impartiality.