§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether memorials signed by all creeds and classes 618 have been received by the Irish Government with reference to the election of a clerk for the Petty Sessions district of Letterbreen, County Fermanagh, requesting, on the ground of public convenience, that it shall be a condition that the successful candidate to be elected on the 21st instant shall be required to reside at or near the Court House, in accordance with the usage of other districts and of the Letterbreen district for the past 60 years; and if he is in a position to say that the prayer of the memorial will be acceded to?
§ *THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
Memorials have been received of the nature indicated in the first paragraph, and other memorials have also been received against the appointment of a resident clerk. The Magistrates are fully acquainted with all the regulations bearing on the subject of the election of a clerk, and I must decline at the present stage to state by anticipation what decision the Government may arrive at.