HC Deb 27 February 1871 vol 204 c939

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?


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.