§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what number of temporary Commissioners are now on the staff of the Irish Land Commission; how many warrants expire on the 31st of March next; and if he proposes, in view of promises made by his predecessor, to take any steps to inquire into the qualifications of those now engaged in fixing fair rents and inspection work for land purchase.
§ MR. BIRRELL
There are twenty-seven temporary lay assistant Commissioners now on the staff of the Land Commission, all of whoso warrants will expire on 31st March next. In view of the statement made by my predecessor on 18th December†, I intend shortly to consider the whole subject of the appointment of these Commissioners.