§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu- 759 tenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that it is commonly reported in Millstreet, that the son of Mr. J. Hegarty, J.P., has left Ireland for Australia, with no intention of returning; whether he can state the name of the holder of the licence under which porter and spirits are being sold at the residence of Mr. J. Hegarty, J.P., since the departure of his son; and, what is the date of the issue or transfer of the licence to the present holder?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I am not aware of the rumour in the first paragraph of the Question. The local Constabulary report that the licence is in the name of Jeremiah Hegarty, junior, and that it was transferred to him in October, 1885.
§ DR. TANNER
How long will a person who holds premises be permitted to sell liquor on these premises without having obtained a transfer of a licence or a new licence?
§ DR. TANNER
I should like to ask the right hon. Gentleman, how long will a person be permitted to remain away, and a licence to be held by another person to sell liquor in his name? I have put the Question as plainly as possible.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I perfectly understand the character of the Question; but it is of an abstract nature, and I cannot answer it.