§ MR. J. F. HOGAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Lord Chancellor has considered, and arrived at any determination with respect to, the emphatic contradiction given by Mr. P. Crowe, J.P., to certain allegations concerning his action on the bench at the Cashel Quarter Sessions in February last?
MR. JOHN MORLEY
The Lord Chancellor informs me he is perfectly satisfied with the statement made by the gentleman referred to in the question. It is only right to add that the chairman of Quarter Sessions, in a letter addressed by him to Mr. Crowe, stated that the latter did not, on the occasion to which this incident refers, remark that he had had an interview with the appellant, and that he intended doing all in his power to get him off, or that Mr. Crowe protested against affirming the decision of the Justices at Petty Sessions; on the contrary, he expressed to the Chairman his approval of the Justices decision.