HC Deb 12 June 1882 vol 270 cc814-5

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the vacancies in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland have yet been filled; and, if not, when it is intended to make the appointments?


Her Majesty's Government is at present in communication with Her Majesty upon this subject, and until Her pleasure has been taken, the right hon. and learned Member will see that it would be manifestly premature for me to make any statement in the House. I wish to say, in reference to an answer I have already given the right hon. and learned Gentleman, that when I said the North-West Circuit was a large one in comparison with the County Tyrone, in which the Commissioner was serving, I meant that it included five counties, of which Tyrone was only one.


asked whether, in considering the propriety of filling up the vacancies on the Irish Bench, the Government would take into account the fact that two of the Courts had nothing to do, and that the Court of Queen's Bench would have very little to do but for the coercive policy of the Government?

[No reply was given.]