HC Deb 08 September 1887 vol 320 c1643
MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, If Mr. Fitzgerald, from the Board of Works Office, who visited Stowmarket recently to inquire into the sitting accommodation of the County Court, has made his Report; if it be true that a deputation of tradesmen, consisting of the leading men of the town, waited upon Mr. Fitzgerald to protest against the inadequate provision made for suitors, and recommending that the local Institate Hall be hired; if a Report of the complaints made has been furnished to him, will the same be laid upon the Table of the House; and, if it has been decided to hold all future Courts at the Institute instead of the old Courthouse?


Mr. Fitzgerald did recently visit Stowmarket officially, and while there he was waited upon by an informal deputation of merchants and others, who complained of the inadequate accommodation provided for the County Court in their town, and requested that the local Institute Hall should be hired for the purpose. Mr. Fitzgerald reported to me on the 30th of last mouth in favour of that suggestion; and I at once applied to the Registrar of the County Court for his opinion upon it. Unless the Registrar should raise any objection, which I do not at all anticipate, the desired change shall be made with as little delay as possible.