HC Deb 15 February 1898 vol 53 cc631-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether the Lord Chancellor has been requested to appoint a Justice of the Peace for the town of Cavan under the Towns Improvement Act; whether the name of the chairman has been submitted; and why has he not been appointed as were the two previous chairmen of the Commissioners of Cavan?


The reply to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. No recommendation was made in favour of the appointment of any individual Commissioner to act as Town Magistrate, and it was entirely within the discretion of the Lord Chancellor to appoint one of the Town Commissioners, or to make no appointment at all. The Lord Chancellor selected the member of the Board whom he considered best qualified to act as Town Magistrate.