HC Deb 12 July 1883 vol 281 cc1211-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that there is not 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?


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.


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.]