HC Deb 13 February 1865 vol 177 c207

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If it is his intention to introduce any Bill for the alteration of the Laws relating to Grand Juries in Ireland; and, if it is his intention so to do, if he will lay such Bill upon the table of the House in sufficient time to be submitted to the several Grand Juries now about to assemble in Ireland?


said, that in the course of the discussion last year upon the Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Waterford, which the House refused to read a second time, his right hon. and learned Friend the late Attorney General for Ireland and himself undertook to consider this question during the recess. They had considered it; but, as they had not received from any part of Ireland a single representation that the present sys-tern was not working satisfactorily, or in favour of any measure upon the subject, they hud not thought it right to recommend the introduction of any Bill upon the subject.