HC Deb 21 April 1887 vol 313 c1407
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he can state the number of the counties in Ireland, "being in a state of disturbance," in which Resident Magistrates appointed under the 6&7 Vict. c. 13, s. 31, are now doing duty; the names of the counties for which Resident Magistrates have been appointed "owing to the absence or non-residence of a magistrate in the county;" and the number of counties in which Resident Magistrates are now residing "for any other sufficient cause;" and, whether he will mention what these "sufficient causes" are?


(who replied) said: I can only say that, as Resident Magistrates at present serving in Ireland have been appointed by successive Goments since 1857, it would be extremely difficult to prepare the Return; and, as the Return would prove of no great practical utility, the Government will not undertake to give it.