§ MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether at the Westmeath Assizes, held last March, the Judge directed that a considerable number of jurors should 25 be fined for non-attendance; whether several of the fines have not been levied; and, whether there is any objection to grant a Return, giving the names of the jurors fined at that Assizes, also the names of the jurors in whose cases the fines have been remitted?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. GIBSON; (Liverpool, Walton)
, in reply, said, the fines were not made by the discretion of the Judge; but by automatic process, under the Juries' Act. Eight persons were fined under the Act—three paid, four appealed, one of whom died, and one was unable to pay.
§ MR. GIBSON
I do not think such a question ought to be asked. I have no doubt whatever that, such a consideration in no way entered into it.