HC Deb 01 March 1897 vol 46 c1322
MR. D. MACALEESE (Monaghan N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) if he is aware that Mr. John Porter-Porter, J.P., adjudicated at the Lisbellaw Petty Sessions as a magistrate in September 1896; (2) is Lisbellaw in the district mentioned in this gentleman's commission as a place where he is entitled to adjudicate as a magistrate; (3) was the occasion referred to the first upon which Mr. Porter-Porter adjudicated as a magistrate at Lisbellaw Petty Sessions, and were ten persons on trial on that occasion for alleged participation in a party riot, which took place at Tempo in August 1896: (4) is this Mr. Porter-Porter the same Mr. Porter-Porter who was deprived for a time of the commission of the peace; and (5) will the Lord Chancellor of Ireland see to it that Mr. Porter-Porter be restricted for the future in his judicial operations to the districts limned in his commission of the peace.


The gentleman named in the question was appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the County Fermanagh for the purpose of attending the Lisbellaw Petty Sessions, and he did as a matter of fact attend these Sessions on the occasion mentioned. The reply to the fourth paragraph is in the affirmative.