§ MR. BIGGAR
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether he has ordered a criminal prosecution of Dr. Davies, J.P., on a charge of perjury and fraud alleged to have been committed under "The Arrears of Rent (Ireland) Act, 1882;" and, if not, does he intend to order such prosecution?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALKER)
This case has been carefully considered by the Attorney General; and he has come to the conclusion that Dr. Davies and his tenant, who was in all respects equally culpable with Dr. Davies, may have thought they were legally justified in doing what they did, and that a prosecution would not be advisable. Dr. Davies has since become a bankrupt, and has been removed by the Lord Chancellor from the Commission of the Peace.