§ MR. S. YOUNG (Cavan, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether he is aware that, the county of Cavan being divided into two Civil Bill Divisions, the entire equity business of the county is required by the existing arrangements to be transacted at Cavan, causing inconvenience and loss to persons in the Cootehill Civil Bill Division by requiring them and their witnesses to travel long distances to Cavan to the several equity sittings both before the Judge and the Registrar; (2) whether there is any reason why the equity business arising in the Cootehill Civil Bill District could not be transacted at Cootehill in the same manner as the ordinary Civil Bill business for the district, and will a representation be made in the proper quarter to have the necessary change made; (3) could he explain why the Crown business arising in the Cootehill 542 Civil Bill District is all brought to Cavan instead of being disposed of at Cootehill, occasioning inconvenience and loss of time to magistrates, grand jurors, and jurors, and the public generally living in the Cootehill Civil Bill Division; (4) and whether, if a memorial be, influentially signed and presented to the Lord Lieutenant by the people of the Cootehill Division praying for the necessary changes, the Lord Lieutenant will favourably consider the matter?
MR. J. MORLEY
In reply to paragraphs (1) and (2), I am informed that the equity business of the county is carried on at Cavan in accordance with an Order in Council dated the 11th February, 1878, made to suit the convenience of suitors, and that the arrangement does not, so I am advised, cause the inconvenience and loss mentioned in the question. In reply to paragraph (3), I am informed that the Crown business of the County is carried on at Cavan in accordance with an Order in Council dated the 4th October, 1876, made to suit the convenience of jurors and the public generally. In reply to paragraph (4), such a memorial as is suggested in the question would of course receive the consideration of the Lord Lieutenant.