§ MR. P. A. MCHUGH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. Follet Jones, of 7, Clarinda Park, Kingstown, county Dublin, an official employed in the office of the registrar of petty sessions clerks, Dublin Castle, acts as agent on the estate of Mr. Colville Jones, near Grange, county Sligo; if so, is it consistent with Mr. Follet Jones's duty as a Civil servant to act as a land agent; and can he say how many days Mr. Jones was absent from his duty in May and November last in connection with the discharge of his functions as land agent.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Answer to the first inquiry is in the affirmative. Mr. Follet Jones is brother to the owner of this property, and a younger son, I believe, of the late owner; and he himself has a family charge upon the property. Mr. Jones acts as agent over this family property during his ordinary leave of 80 absence. He was absent from duty in this connection for four days in November last, but not at all in May last. There is nothing in Mr. Jones's action which contravenes the rules under which he serves.