§ MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, How many persons were tried by each of the 10 Resident Magistrates appointed by the present Government out of the total number given in Parliamentary Paper, No. 241, of Session 1888?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
It would be possible to obtain the desired information from Official Returns; but it would involve much labour; and as the information could serve no other end than to further attacks on members of a body who have been made the subject of too many unfair attacks already, I think no public advantage would be obtained commensurate with the inconvenience and labour that would be imposed upon the clerical staff.