§ MR. T. P. O'CONNOR
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the statement in the "Galway Observer" that Mr. Morris Reade, E.M. who has been a resident magistrate for twenty years, has sent in his resignation; that the ground of this resignation has been Mr. Reade's unwillingness to be under the control of Mr. Clifford Lloyd; and, if there be any foundation for this statement?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Mr. Morris Reade, E.M., has sent in his resignation; but there is no foundation for the statement in the next paragraph of the Question. Mr. Reade expressed his desire to take advantage of the favourable terms of retirement offered by His Excellency with the sanction of the Treasury, and His Excellency accepted his resignation.