§ GENERAL MCCALMONT (Antrim, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether an appeal has been lodged against the recent decision of the Vice Chancellor in the Giants' Causeway case; and whether in view of the difficulty on the part of the defendants of raising further funds for the defence of public rights, he will advise the Treasury to provide the money required.
§ *THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. ATKINSON,) Londonderry, N.
I have been informed that an appeal is contemplated, but I am not aware whether it has been lodged. There is no precedent for the Treasury paying the costs of the private defendants in such a case as this.