§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many land clerks have been employed by the Estates Commissioners in fulfilment of the promise made by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Dover during the passing of the Land Act, 1903; and will he communicate with the Estates Commissioners with a view of employment being given to specially qualified land clerks in the Estates Commissioners' office on terms approved of by the Treasury.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
One such clerk has been appointed. The Commissioners are prepared to favourably consider the employment of land clerks to negotiate sales if names are brought before them by vendors.
§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
I hope men will not be appointed who are bitterly hostile to the spirit and letter of the Act.