HC Deb 21 July 1884 vol 290 cc1741-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, How many of the fifty gentlemen publicly recommended this year to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, for appointment to the Commission of the Peace in Irish counties, were approved of by the Lieu- tenants of their respective counties, and how many of them have been actually appointed to the Commission?


in reply, said, the Question was asked under the impression that only 50 recommendations of names had been made by the public to the Lord Chancellor since the beginning of the year. A great many more than 50 of such recommendations had been made, of which a good number still remained for consideration. Fifty was the number of gentlemen whose names had been brought under such recommendations to the notice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Lieutenants of Counties and who had been appointed magistrates; 46 of these were approved of by the Lord Lieutenants, and the remaining four were placed on the Commission without such approval.