§ 87. Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that Mr. Joseph Mooney, of Cabra, county Dublin, appointed an arbitrator by the Local Government Board for Ireland to appraise the value of applotments taken for labourers' cottages, is a newspaper director and tramway director by profession, without any knowledge or experience of the value of Irish land; whether Mr. Mooney is also a conscientious objector to taking on employment of this nature; and whether he raised any objection to the service at the time of his appointment?
§ Mr. DUKE
Mr. Joseph Mooney has, I believe, been for some few years past a director of the "Irish Independent" Company, and also of the Dublin United Tramways Company. Mr. Mooney is not without any knowledge or experience of the value of Irish land. On the contrary, I am informed that he is a farmer of large practical experience. He raised no ob- 2276 jection to his selection as arbitrator, and the Local Government Board are fully satisfied as to his ability and impartiality.