HC Deb 28 March 1887 vol 312 c1602

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware that Mr. William Newell Barron, Q.C., County Court Judge for County Monaghan, is on the list of ex officio Guardians for the Carrick-on-Suir Union for the year 1887; and, whether the Local Government Board have sanctioned this, having regard to the fact that, under 1 & 2 Vict. c. 56, s. 23, County Court Judges are disqualified from acting as ex officio Guardians?

The CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)

Several years ago the then Law Officers of the Crown advised that the section mentioned in this Question does not disqualify a County Court Judge from acting as an ex-officio Guardian of a Union in a county in which he does not preside as Judge. No part of the Carrick-on-Suir Union is in the County of Monaghan; and Judge Barron is, therefore, according to the legal opinion which guides the Local Government Board, not disqualified from acting as an ex-officio Guardian in that Union.