HC Deb 17 February 1871 vol 204 c377

said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether he intends to introduce during the present Session a Bill for the amendment of the Grand Jury Laws of Ireland?


said, in reply, that a Bill, founded on the Report of a Select Committee which sat upon this subject a year or two ago, was in a forward state, and would be ready to lay before the House shortly; but as it was the intention of the Government to deal with matters of a similar kind relating to England, during the present Session—matters relating to local government and taxation, it would be probably most convenient if he waited until that measure was introduced, that Irish Members might consider the desirability of incorporating any of its provisions in the Irish Bill.