HC Deb 20 July 1876 vol 230 c1622

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether another Order in Council was presented to the Royal Court of Jersey on the 4th day of July 1876 for registration; and, whether the Bailiff of the Island refused to register the same, and his reasons for so doing? Also, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to accept the resignation or confirm the appointment of any Jurat of the Royal Court of Jersey so long as the Court refuse to register Orders in Council or Acts of Parliament?


in reply, said, he had received a telegram from the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey respecting the Order in Council of which it was alleged that registration had been refused by the Bailiff. The Lieutenant Governor was of opinion that the Bailiff's act could not be construed into a refusal to register, and therefore the Lieutenant Governor did not see why the Government should interfere with the appointment of any Jurat. It was probable that the Order in Council would be registered at the next meeting of the States, which would be held next week.