HC Deb 11 July 1890 vol 346 cc1487-8

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether the attention of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland has been called to the resolution passed recently by the Cork Chamber of Shipping and Commerce, asking that the jurisdiction of the Local Court of Bankruptcy should be extended to the Counties of Cork and Waterford; whether the staff necessary for the Court as at present constituted would be quite adequate for the additional work thus provided, so that no additional expense would be involved; whether the Local Court is at present worked at a loss to the Treasury, but would pay its way if the two additional counties were added; and whether, in view of the close commercial relations which exist between the Counties of Kerry and Waterford and the City of Cork, and the great resulting advantage to the commercial community of the district, as shown by the excellent manner in which the Court has worked within its present limited jurisdiction, the Lord Chancellor will now, by Order in Council, bring the counties mentioned within the jurisdiction of the Court?


The Lord Chancellor of Ireland informs me that his attention has been called to the resolution referred to in the question, and that the subject of the development of the local jurisdiction conferred by the Act of 1888 on this Court is engaging his careful consideration. He is, however, of opinion that it would not be wise to take the step suggested in the question until we have had further experience of the working of the Courts constituted by that Act.