§ THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON)(for Dr. Fox) (King's Co., Tullamore)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Town Commissioners of Tullamore have fully complied with the conditions prescribed by "The Towns Improvement Act, 1854," and have forwarded to the Lord Chancellor a Resolution, asking for the appointment of Mr. Henry Egan as town magistrate; whether any further legal formalities are necessary; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to deprive Tullamore of the services of a town magistrate?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The Lord Chancellor, in the exercise of the discretion vested in him by law, declined to make the appointment. The Government have no power to interfere.
§ MR. SEXTON
said, that the Lord Chancellor having declined to make this appointment, he would ask the Chief Secretary what steps the Irish Government intended to take in order to secure the services of a magistrate for the town?