§ MR. VANCE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he has any objection to lay upon the Table of the House a Memorial which has been lately addressed to the Lord Lieutenant by eighty of the Irish Coroners, requesting that a measure may be introduced by Government on their behalf in accordance with the pledge of last Session, and irrespective of the proposed Grand Jury Bill?
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
In the first place, I must apologize for my unavoidable and unexpected absence from the House on Friday last. I have no objection to lay on the Table the memorial referred to by the hon. Member; but I must guard against the impression that any pledge was given by the Government in last Session that a measure would be introduced this Session independently of the Grand Jury Bill. The pledge, as I understood, was, that the subject of the Coroners would be included in the Grand Jury Bill to be introduced in the present Session.