§ MR. THOMAS HEALY (Wexford, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he is aware that a great part of the business at the last Petty Sessions at Oulart, in the County of Wexford, had to be adjourned owing to the attendance of only one Magistrate, and that a recent Petty Sessions at Newtownbarry, in the same county, had also to be adjourned for the same reason; and whether the Lord Chancellor will consider the advisability of appointing gentlemen in the County of Wexford as Magistrates who are fully qualified and who will give a regular attendance at Petty Sessions?
MR. J. MORLEY
I am informed that the facts are substantially as stated in the first paragraph of the question. It appears, however, that two of the Magistrates who usually attend the Oulart Petty Sessions were ill and could not, therefore, be present on the occasion. No doubt the Lord Chancellor will give the matter his attention.