§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether a claim for £37 7s. 5d. has been made by Miss Graham as executrix and residuary legatee of Mr. John Graham, formerly Sessional Crown Solicitor for the County of Fermanagh; whether such claim is for expenses incurred under the Jurors' Act, and pursuant to a Circular of 8th September, 272 1879, amounting to £18 12s. 9d., and for travelling expenses and allowances for attending at Petty Sessions, amounting to £ 18 14s. 8d.; whether an account, setting out the items of the above claim, had been furnished to the Under Secretary at Dublin Castle; whether payment has been refused, on the ground that Mr. Graham had not complied with the Rule to furnish a quarterly account of such expenses; and, whether Mr. Attorney General will reconsider his determination, and grant a special authority for the payment thereof; and, if not, would he state to the House what are the reasons for so declining?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. GIBSON) (Liverpool, Walton)
, in reply, said, the statement contained in the third part of the Question was correct. Payment had been refused, because Mr. Graham had not complied with the Rule to furnish a quarterly account of his expenses. He feared he could not depart from the decision which had been arrived at on the subject.