HC Deb 14 March 1876 vol 227 c2012

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the Government will be prepared to introduce into the Irish Judicature Bill or the Civil Bill Courts Bill this Session provisions to meet the wants of the commercial community of the north of Ireland of a Local Bankruptcy Jurisdiction?


The Lord Chancellor of Ireland and I have this afternoon received two important deputations from Belfast, and both with regard to local bankruptcy jurisdiction. The Lord Chancellor informed those deputations that, having regard to the importance and number of the Irish legal measures already introduced by the Government, or shortly to be introduced; to the difficulties of instituting those local jurisdictions; and to the fact that other amendments in the Bankruptcy Law had been suggested, the Government did not feel in a position to deal with this matter during the present Session.