§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the Report of a Committee of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland drawn up in March last, and complaining, amongst other things, of the Rule made by the Master of the Rolls and the Vice Chancellor preventing any action set down after July 14, and any Motion set down after July 19, from being heard before November, notwithstanding that the Long Vacation does not begin before August 8; whether a copy of this Report was sent by the Incorporated Law Society to the Judges; and, if so, with what result; and, whether, in view of this expression of opinion by the Incorporated Law Society as to the inconvenience of the Rule in question, he will submit to the Master of the Rolls and the Vice Chancellor the advisability of abrogating it?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
I have no official information as to the matters referred to in the second paragraph of the Question. In answer to a former Question, I stated the objects with which the notice referred to had been issued for many years by the Master of the Rolls, by his predecessor, Sir Edward Sullivan, and by the Lord Chancellor, and I then stated that the matter is not one in which the Government have power to interfere.
§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
Does the hon. and learned Gentleman say that, no matter what Rule is made by a Judge, the Executive have no power to interfere?
§ MR. MADDEN
The Executive have no power to interfere with any Rule made by a Judge for the facilitating of the business of his Court.