§ MR. MOLLOY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, at the late election of clerk of petty sessions of the Edenderry District, King's County, there appeared as candidates, amongst others, the following: Robert Strong, clerk of petty sessions of the Carbury District, a most respectable man, and of many years' good and honourable service, and Edward Hopkins, who is in every way qualified for the post, and who was strongly recommended by, amongst other persons of the district Colonel Bruen; and, whether the Mr. Barnes who has been appointed was disqualified under the Act and Treasury Minutes regulating these appointments; and, if so, will he cause a new election to take place; and, if not, upon what grounds, and by what authority, the said Act and Minutes are to be thus contravened?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, the hon. Member had put a Question on this subject before, and had received an answer from the Attorney General. He did not think he had anything to add to that answer. Mr. Barnes had been elected to the position by the unanimous vote of the magistrates present. There was no Act of Parliament or Treasury Minute regulating these appointments, and the Lord Lieutenant had given his consent to the appointment of Mr. Barnes.