MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
On behalf of the honourable Member for South Roscommon I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he can state what changes will be involved in the quarter sessions arrangements of the counties Roscommon and Westmeath by the proposed transfer of portion of the town of Athlone from the former to the latter county; whether, should this transfer be ultimately sanctioned, due regard will be paid to the wishes of the people of the important town of Athlone to establish in it a quarter sessions court for the county Westmeath for the greater convenience of all concerned; and what steps, if any, are necessary for the people of that town to take in order to bring about this desirable arrangement?
§ MR. ATKINSON
I cannot anticipate what changes will be rendered necessary in the direction suggested should the proposed transfer of portion of the town of Athlone from the county Roscommon to Westmeath be carried out. The proper course for the people to adopt in this event would be to embody their views and wishes in a memorial addressed to the Lord Lieutenant, who would give the matter every consideration.