HC Deb 03 March 1908 vol 185 cc549-50

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether His Majesty's Lieu- tenant for Tyrone County has been acting in the office for some time past; if not, whether a vice-lieutenant was appointed by him, and, if so, the date of such appointment; and whether, in view of the provisions of the Act of Parliament enabling a vice-lieutenant to be appointed during illness, he proposes to take any steps to secure a more satisfactory provision for that county.


In February, 1906, Captain Lowry was appointed Vice-Lieutenant of County Tyrone, and he has performed the duties of Lieutenant since that date. The appointment was made under the Act to which the hon. Member refers. No inconvenience is known to have arisen owing to the performance of the duties of the Lieutenancy by a Vice-Lieutenant.