HC Deb 02 July 1888 vol 328 cc54-5
MR. JUSTIN M'CARTHY (Londonderry City)

(for Mr. O'DOHERTY) (Donegal, N.) asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What steps the Government propose to take in consequence of the decision of the Court for Crown Cases Reserved in the matter of the Derry Presentments, with a view to protect the cesspayers against further illegal exactions in respect of remuneration to Clerks of the Peace; and with a view to restitution to the Local Authorities by Clerks of the Peace and by the Treasury of moneys presented illegally for the last 10 years?


There is no ground for believing that, after the judgment of the Court for Crown Cases Reserved, any further presentments will be made by the Grand Jury of the kind objected to. The Government have no power to make the Treasury return any moneys which have been illegally presented.