§ MR. CLANCY(for Mr. SEXTON) (Belfast, W.)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether a High Sheriff has the right to enter prisons and visit prisoners within his bailiwick?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER), (Isle of Wight)
in reply, said, that a High Sheriff had no right to enter prisons, or visit prisoners, within his county or shire. The only 486 right of entry to the prisons now possessed by the Sheriff was in connection with the execution of the sentence of death. Perhaps he should add that a High Sheriff could not act as a Justice of the Peace during his year of office.