HC Deb 05 March 1886 vol 303 c10

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Mr. Justice Lawson and Mr. Justice O'Brien, now members of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, were formerly Judges of other Divisions of the High Court; does the said Division possess an almost exclusive jurisdiction in matters of criminal appeal; what were the circumstances under which such transfers were made; and, what special qualifications possessed by Mr. Justice Lawson and Mr. Justice O'Brien rendered their transfer to the Queen's Bench Division desirable?


The two appointments referred to were made on the recommendation of the then Lord Lieutenant, with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor of the day, as the arrangement, in their judgment, most suitable in the circumstances.