HC Deb 30 August 1887 vol 320 cc453-4
MR. DEASY () (for Mr. STACK) () Kerry, N.

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ire- land, If it is a fact that offences' committed against the Towns Improvement Act of 1854 within the township of Listowel are tried at Petty Sessions, thereby depriving the ratepayers of the town of a sum amounting to £150 per annum, to which they are justly entitled; and, whether he will communicate with the Constabulary Authorities, with a view to directing the local police to bring all prosecutions which may be instituted under the Act before the Town Court instead of at Petty Sessions?

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

said, owing to the short Notice given of this Question he had not yet had time to receive replies to the inquiries he had made.