HC Deb 02 March 1886 vol 302 cc1763-4

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Why the Queen's letter giving the Lord Chancellor jurisdiction in lunacy in Ireland has not yet been sent; and, whether he is aware of the serious inconvenience arising from the fact that there has been no one in Ireland with jurisdiction since the change of Government took place?


I do not know why this Question was not addressed to a Representative of the Treasury. I am informed by that Department—through which the necessary Queen's Letter giving the Lord Chancellor jurisdiction in lunacy matters issues—that there has been some accidental delay in connection with it; but that it has now been submitted for the Queen's signature, and will be forwarded to Ireland as soon as the necessary formalities have been completed.