§ MR. FLYNN
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, in reference to the vacancy on the Irish Judicial Bench, caused by the death of the late Justice Hurry, whether the Government will adhere to the declaration of the Chancellor of the Exchequer upon the subject of the excessive cost of the legal and judicial establishments in Ireland, and the return to Ireland of the amount by which such excessive cost is reduced?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The Government in no way recede from the declaration made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on this subject; but I am not in a position at this moment to make any statement with regard to the vacancy caused by the death of Lord Justice Barry.
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN (Cork, E.)
Is it not the fact that the Irish Judicial Bench is still considerably overmanned?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
That is a general question on which many successive Governments have made declarations, and I am not sure that anything will be gained by giving a special answer.