HC Deb 21 June 1878 vol 241 c66

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


said, that a considerable time ago the late Chief Secretary for Ireland (Sir Michael Hicks-Beach) promised that a change would be made in the appointment of the Committee of Management, and of the Governors of Lunatic Asylums in Ireland. At present, there was no election of these officers; they were simply appointed at the pleasure of the Lord Lieutenant; and the promise of the late Chief Secretary, that a change would be made in the mode of their appointment, had not yet been redeemed.


replied, that the promise referred to by the hon. and gallant Gentleman had been more than redeemed by the proposals contained in the Grand Jury Law Amendment Bill.


observed, that that Bill had not really been brought forward.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Monday next.

The House suspended its Sitting at Seven of the clock.

The House resumed its Sitting at Nine of the clock.