§ MR. THOMAS HEALY (Wexford, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that the Petty Sessions at Arthurstown, in the County of Wexford, announced to be held on the 1st instant, had to be adjourned owing to the nonattendance of Magistrates; how often this has occurred within the past 12 months; and whether the Lord Chancellor of Ireland will appoint Magistrates for that and other districts in the county of Wexford to ensure that the business of Petty Sessions litigants will not be neglected?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY,) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The Registrar of Petty Sessions Clerks reports that the 1st instant was not the usual day for Petty Sessions at Arthurstown, but that on the 8th instant the Petty Sessions there had to be adjourned for the reason stated. This is the second time these Sessions have been adjourned during the past 12 months owing to the non-attendance of Magistrates. With regard to the last paragraph, the attention of the Lord Chancellor has been drawn to the matter.