§ MR. MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What steps has the Lord Lieutenant taken to satisfy himself of the legal knowledge of the Resident Magistrates who try cases under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, especially cases of conspiracy?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The duty referred to is one vested solely in the Lord Lieutenant by Statute. He acts with a full sense of his responsibility in the matter; and I do not see that any public advantage would be served by entering into the explanation required in the Question, even if it were proper for me to do so.