§ MR. J. MAINS (Donegal, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, will he explain why the Civil Bill Court Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Licensing Sessions, which were formerly held at Buncrana, where all the County Court business of the Innishowen district was transacted, have now been abolished, with the result that suitors and others have to go either to Letterkenny or Lifford, many miles distant, in order to have their cases heard; and, if inquiry will be made with a view to re-establishing the Buncrana Sessions, under 14 and 15 Vic., c. 57, s. 31?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY,) Newcastle-upon-Tyne
My hon. Friend appears to have been misinformed in this matter. It is true that in 1892 certain changes were made in these Courts on the recommendation of the solicitors practising in the Lifford Division of the county; but the only effect of the changes was that the sittings should be held at Buncrana in Hilary and Michaelmas, and at Carndonagh in Trinity of each year. I shall be happy to hand a copy of the Gazette giving effect to these changes to the hon. Gentleman, if he so desire.