HC Deb 06 May 1897 vol 48 c1608
MR. G. MURNAGHAN (Tyrone, Mid)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that to hold Crown Sessions in Strabane will very largely increase the number of attendances of jurors required at Quarter Sessions from the divisions of Omagh, Strabane, and Clogher, County Tyrone; that the consolidation of these divisions for Crown Sessions was effected in 1876, in pursuance of instructions from the Government, with the object of reducing the number of jurors required, their attendance having been shortly before rendered compulsory under a penalty and in alphabetical rotation; whether two memorials similar to that now before the Lord Lieutenant have been considered by the Privy Council and rejected; and whether any further steps will be taken without consulting the jurors whom the proposed change would affect.


With reference to this Question, I have to observe that the memorial recently addressed to the Lord Lieutenant in favour of the re-establishment of Crown Sessions at Strabane, has been considered by the Privy Council, who have declined to comply with the application.