HC Deb 01 May 1894 vol 24 cc25-6

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Lord Chancellor of Ireland has taken any stops in the case of Mr. Butterly, J.P.?


The Lord Chancellor has been in communication with Mr. Butterly on the subject of the reso- lution, to which this and previous questions by the same hon. Member have reference. Mr. Butterly has informed the Lord Chancellor that he had no previous knowledge of the intention to move the resolution, and that had he realised at the time the impropriety of his action, he would not have countenanced the resolution. He has expressed his regret for his conduct, and under these circumstances the Lord Chancellor, while gravely admonishing the gentleman, has not thought it necessary to take further action.