HC Deb 23 March 1885 vol 296 cc217-8

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire- land, Whether it is true that Major Traill, one of the resident magistrates for the country Meath, did, on the 2nd and 8th of August last, commence business at the Trim Petty Sessions Court two hours before the usual time for opening the Court and before any of the magistrates for the district arrived; whether the local magistrates complained to the Lord Lieutenant of Major Traill's conduct towards them; whether Major Traill's decisions on those occasions were reversed at Quarter Sessions by the County Judge and a full Bench of Magistrates; and, whether he will have steps taken to prevent the Petty Sessions Court being opened in future before the usual hour for so doing?


The circumstances referred to in this Question, which resulted in a temporary misunderstanding between Major Traill and some of the local Justices, have been before the Lord Lieutenant. The misunderstanding has been happily removed, and His Excellency has taken such measures as seem necessary to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.