§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the revision of Parliamentary voters for the borough of Belfast last year occupied the full time of four Judges sitting continuously for a month, and was similarly protracted in 1885; whether a somewhat similar state of things arose in South Derry, and in the four Divisions of Tyrone, and in North Fermanagh; and, whether the Government intend to take any steps to remedy a state of things in which a Register, lasting only for a year, takes so long to prepare and revise?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The statements contained in the Question are substantially correct. It is difficult to say what remedy could be applied by the Government. The remedy would rather seem to be in the hands of the professional men who appear before the Court, and who might, perhaps, arrange to expedite business by endeavouring to restrict discussion within reasonable limits.