HC Deb 15 February 1898 vol 53 cc640-1
MR. P. A. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the words used by County Court Judge Orr, at the Licensing Sessions, held in Newry for the county of Down, in November last, when he said that every man who voted for a public-house under ordinary circumstances was a criminal himself; whether any steps will be taken to remove from the magistrates of the county of Down this reflection cast upon them by the county court judge; and whether he is aware of the strong feeling of indignation among the justices of county Down owing to the use of such language concerning them by the Judge?


The hon. Member has forwarded to me a newspaper report containing a reference to the language attributed to Judge Orr, but, as I have not had time in the few hours since the Question was placed on the paper to obtain a report on the matter to which it relates, I must ask for a postponement of the Question until Thursday.