§ MR. PARNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If the Chief Judges of the Courts of Queen's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer at Dublin have presented a Memorial or other document to Her Majesty's Government respecting the patronage to the principal offices in each of those Courts, which has been heretofore vested in the Lord Lieutenant; and, if so, whether he will lay upon the Table of the House Copies of such Memorial or document, or state the reasons alleged by the Memorialists why such transfer of patronage should be made?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. GIBSON), (for Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH)
The Government, Sir, has received no such memorial as that referred to in the Question of the hon. Gentleman from the Chief Judges of the Courts of Queen's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer at Dublin. The only official communication made on the subject to the Government was contained in a joint letter of all the Common Law Judges, including the Chief Judges, dated April 27th, 1876. That was printed last Session as a Parliamentary Paper, on the Motion of the right hon. and learned Baronet the Member for Clare.