§ MR. BIGGAR (Cavan, W.)
asked Mr. Attorney General, If he is aware that the authorities of the House of Lords refuse to fix days for the hearing of Irish Appeals to the great inconvenience and expense of Irish litigants; and, whether he will try to have the grievance remedied?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir CHARLES RUSSELL) (Hackney, S.)
, in reply, said, he had inquired into the matter, and he did not find that there was any 842 ground for the statement that the House of Lords had refused to fix days for the hearing of any specific Irish appeals. The fact was, that unless there were very special reasons for urgency the officials set these cases down for hearing in the order in which they were ripe for hearing, and they gave the best notice they could of the dates which were fixed for such hearing. If there were any exceptional circumstances in any case to justify an exceptional application the officials were quite ready to consider them.