HC Deb 29 August 1887 vol 320 c274
MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, On what principle the two Resident Magistrates who will try Mr. William O'Brien, M.P., will be selected by the Government; and, when can their names be announced?

THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet) (who replied)

said: The case alluded to in this Question will be tried by the Resident Magistrates in the usual way. It is impossible at present to say who will be free to attend, nor is it customary to announce beforehand the names of magistrates who are to try a case.


What does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman mean by "the usual way?" This is a new Act of Parliament, and there is nothing usual in it at all.


It will be tried in conformity with the Act.