§ MR. MOORE
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that there is not 1212 a single Roman Catholic Magistrate in the Roscrea Petty Sessions District, and that even the Resident Magistrate and the Sub-Inspector of Police are Protestants; and, whether the Government will take steps to remedy this state of things in a district where the population is almost exclusively Catholic?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
I believe the facts are as stated. I cannot, however, give any undertaking that the Resident Magistrate or Sub-Inspector of any district will be of a particular religion; but with regard to the Local Magistrates, I will draw the attention of the Lord Chancellor to the hon. Member's Question.
§ MR. CALLAN
Will the right hon. Gentleman draw the attention of the Lord Chancellor to all the districts in Ireland where a similar state of things exist?
§ [No reply was given.]