HC Deb 16 April 1889 vol 335 c604
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether a new rule had been made that Resident Magistrates were only to remain for five years at one station; whether this rule would be applied universally; and, if not, on what grounds exceptions would be made; how many magistrates had served for more than five years at one station, and had not been removed; and how many, under the same circumstances, had been removed?


There is no rule which implies that Resident Magistrates are to remain for any fixed period at one station. But the fact of a Resident Magistrate having been more than five years at one station renders his case liable for consideration for transfer.


The hon. and learned Gentleman has not answered the last paragraph of the question.


I have already stated that there is no rule of the kind. I have not yet had time to obtain special information; but if, after my statement that there is no such rule the hon. Member asks for further information, I shall be glad to get it.

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