HC Deb 06 March 1885 vol 295 c282

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Vaughan Montgomery, J.P. against whom an abortive prosecution was directed, is to be retained in the Commission of the Peace?


The Lord Chancellor inquired into this case, and called upon Mr. Montgomery for an explanation of his conduct in connection with a claim which he made to vote at the Cootehill Poor Law election last year. Mr. Montgomery having failed to give a satisfactory explanation, the Lord Chancellor deemed it his duty to remove him from the Commission of the Peace. This decision was communicated to Mr. Montgomery on the 24th of January last.