§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in addition to the reprinting of the Whiteboy Acts, he will cause the following Acts of Parliament mentioned in the Criminal Law Amendment (Ireland) Bill to be reprinted and distributed—namely, Peace Preservation (Ireland) Act, 1881; Peace Preservation (Ireland) Act, 1886; Juries Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1876; Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851; and such portion of the 6 & 7 Will. IV., c. 13, as relates to the appointment of Resident Magistrates?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
My right hon. Friend (Mr. A. J. Balfour) undertook to lay on the Table a summary of the provisions of the Whiteboy 505 Acts so far as they related to the Bill before the House, and that summary is in preparation. The Acts quoted by the hon. Member are all on the Table of the House, and can be found without difficulty; and it would be unusual and expensive to reprint all the Acts mentioned in the Bill before the House.
§ MR. J. E. ELLIS
asked the right hon. Gentleman to reprint the Act of Will. IV. with respect to Resident Magistrates. It would not involve much expense.
MR. BEYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
asked, whether the right hon. Gentleman had any objection to including in the reprint a list of the Acts which amended or altered in any way the Whiteboy Acts?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
said, he should be glad to put that list down.
§ MR. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)
asked, whether all the Acts relating to the Whiteboy Acts, so far as they referred to the new Criminal Amendment Law, would be placed on the Table of the House?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
thought it would probably be more convenient that a summary should be placed on the Table. ["No, no."] It was merely a question of public expense; and if the House preferred that they should be given it should be done.