§ MR. LEWIS
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether Mr. Waters, Chairman of the county Leitrim, did, at the October Quarter Sessions at Manorhamilton, on the application of defendants, stay execution on a large number of decrees for rent granted by him at the previous April and June Sessions, which were already in the hands of the sheriff, and some of which were partially executed; if he will state to the House under what statute a County Court Judge can stay decrees granted by him at previous sessions, after such decrees have passed into the hands of the sheriff for execution; and, whether, by such action, Mr. Waters has exceeded the powers conferred upon him by statute?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. PORTER),
in reply, said, that Mr. Waters had been communicated with, and had replied that as the cases referred to in the Question were judicial decisions made by him as County Court 1541 Judge in Leitrim, he must respectfully decline to explain or justify them.