HC Deb 11 May 1883 vol 279 cc525-6

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether the Government intend to introduce into the Criminal Code (Indictable Offences Procedure) Bill, a Clause excluding Ireland from the operation of that measure?


in reply, said, this was the first time he had ever heard the suggestion that this Bill should not be made applicable to Ireland. An Irish Judge was placed upon the Commission which considered that Bill in order that the Commission might derive benefit from his knowledge of Irish law and procedure, as it was the desire of the Government to assimilate as much as possible the law of Ireland and England. Though he should be glad to modify what he anticipated would be the severe criticism of the Bill by the Irish Members, he could not at present see his way to exclude Ireland from the operation of the Bill.