§ MR. O'SULLIVAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that over one hundred respectable farmers and others in the district of Newcastle West, county Limerick, have been waiting for a licence to carry arms for over a month, though they hold duly qualified recommendations; and, if so, will he inform the House why it is the resident magistrate does not perform this duty?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER,
in reply, said, that the resident magistrate in the district of Newcastle West informed him he was unable to give as much time to the examination of these applications for arms licences as was necessary in consequence of the disturbed state of his district. He had already granted 400 licences, and would attend to the other applications as soon as possible.