HC Deb 13 May 1858 vol 150 cc523-4

said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether it is the intention of the Irish Government to carry into effect that portion of the Report of the Belfast Commissioners in which they recommend that some Roman Catholics should be appointed magistrates for the borough of Belfast?


said, the hon. and learned Member was in error in supposing that the magistrates who sat in Petty Sessions at Belfast were magistrates for the borough. They were, in fact, magistrates for the county, and were appointed upon the recommendation of the Marquess of Donegal, the Lord Lieutenant.

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