§ MR. MACARTNEY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the attention of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland has been called to the case of Mr. James Cahill, J.P., creamery proprietor, Kilbricken, Callan, who was convicted before the City Petty Sessions, at Kilkenny, on Tuesday, 26th December, of selling butter-milk adulterated with 40 per cent. of water, exclusive of 25 per cent. allowed for churning purposes, and fined 20s. and 20s. cost; what was the date of his appointment as a Magistrate; 1012 and what steps the Lord Chancellor proposes to take?
MR. J. MORLEY
I understand it was proved in evidence that the adulteration of the milk did not take place where Mr. Cahill carried on his business, and that the milk when sent by him to Kilkenny, some nine miles distant, where a sample was taken, was unadulterated. It is true that the Magistrates imposed a fine, but they also observed that they believed the adulteration took place without his knowledge or connivance. The Lord Chancellor, under the circumstances, does not consider the case calls for any action on his part.