HC Deb 02 August 1894 vol 27 c1564
MR. FFRENCH (Wexford, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that Mr. J. J. Percival, junior, who is on the Wexford Grand Jury, lives in lodgings and does not contribute anything to the county cess; who is responsible for his appointment; and if he will bring in a Bill early next Session to abolish the present Grand Jury system?


Neither the Grand Jury nor its officers are under the control of the Executive Government, and the Executive has no means of knowing whether the facts are as alleged in the question. The Grand Jury is appointed by the High Sheriff of the county for each Assizes.