HC Deb 13 April 1885 vol 296 c1464

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, since the formation of the Petty Sessions District of Ligoneil, has the Petty Sessions always been held in the Court House, Belfast; and, if so, is the holding of such Petty Sessions out of the Petty Sessions District according to law; and, if, since the public are inconvenienced under the existing arrangement, he will take means of having the Petty Sessions abolished, and the district revert to its former position?


I believe some question has arisen as to the legality of holding Ligoneil Petty Sessions in the Belfast Court House, which is not in the district; but as a case is now pending in which the point is specifically raised, I do not think it would be proper for me to express any opinion on the matter at the present time.