asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether, in the Court of Commissioners under the provisions of the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill, if passed into law, members of the Irish and Scotch bar, Irish solicitors, and Scotch writers to the signet will have the right to be heard and practise equally with English barristers and English attorneys in all matters coming before the Court?
MR. CHICHESTER FORTESGUE
in reply, said, that there was nothing in the Bill to prevent the gentlemen referred to in the Question of the hon. Member from practising before the Commissioners. This was, however, one of the 904 matters which would have to be dealt with by the general orders of the Commissioners themselves, and no general orders had yet been drawn up. Those orders would be laid on the Tables of both Houses for the sanction of Parliament.