§ MR. McCARTAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Clerk for the Petty Sessions District of Ballynahinch has resigned; and, if so, on what pension, and by whom the duties of the office are now discharged; and whether the Lord Lieutenant has received a memorial, signed by magistrates of every class and creed, praying that for the convenience of the public the Petty Sessions District of Ballynahinch should be separated from the Districts of Dromore and Dromana, and that, if possible, a clerk who has a residence in Ballynahinch should be appointed to the office?
* MR. GERALD BALEOUR
The Petty Sessions Clerk of Ballynahinch has retired on a pension of £258 per annum, but he continues to act until his successor is appointed. The district of Ballynahinch has been separated from the district of Dromore and Dromana; the election of a clerk is in the hands of the magistrates.