HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 c94

On behalf of the honourable Member for the Connemara Division of Galway I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the practice at petty and quarter sessions in Ireland of issuing summonses for trespass on the foreshore, and for removing seaweed and drift weed there from, and afterwards using convictions so obtained as evidence of title; and whether the Board of Trade appears in these cases to represent the rights of the Crown: and, if not, will he issue directions for such appearance?


My attention has not been drawn to the matter referred to in the first paragraph. The inquire in the second paragraph should more properly be addressed to my right honourable Friend the President of the Board of Trade.