§ MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether it is a fact that certain magistrates in the county of Galway have refused to take the affidavits of persons endeavouring to obtain the benefits of the Arrears Act, and are still refusing, notwithstanding the injunction of the Lord Lieutenant and the statement made by the Attorney General himself in this House?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, I do not know whether certain magistrates in Galway County have refused to take affidavits under the Arrears Act; but if it has been so, it will not, I apprehend, be so in future; because some days since, in consequence of a Question put to me by the hon. Member, His Excellency caused all the Resident Magistrates in Ireland to be apprized of his desire that every facility should be afforded to persons desiring to make affidavits under that Act, and I have reason to believe that this has already been attended with good results.