HC Deb 26 June 1882 vol 271 c414

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the Government were put in possession of the views of Judge O'Brien as to the abolition of trial by jury before his appointment was made; and, if he can state whether or not his Lordship agrees with the rest of the other judges in protesting against the first Clause of the Crime Bill?


, in reply, said, the Government had no information as to the views held by Mr. Justice O'Brien on the subject referred to before his appointment was made, nor were they in possession of his opinion upon the question of the wisdom or un wisdom of the 1st clause of the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill.