HC Deb 22 February 1911 vol 21 c1907

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in the matter of the appointment to the vacant office of Estates Commissioner now about to be made, inquiry will be made into the antecedent connection of prospective candidates with landlordism in Ireland with a view to preventing the appointment of a person who is, or has been, connected with the administration of landlords' properties in Ireland, or has at any time been connected with the rent office, whether as a clerk or otherwise; and whether care will be taken that a person of the type of the late commissioner, who is not hostile to the tenant's interests, will be appointed?


When filling the vacant office of Estate Commissioner every effort will be made to secure an efficient successor to the late Commissioner, whose loss I greatly deplore.