HC Deb 28 March 1898 vol 55 cc1058-9

On behalf of the hon. Member for Cork City (Mr. MAURICE HEALY), I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether his attention has been called to the complaint of the Lord Chief Baron at the Cork Assizes on the 21st instant, that he had desired an advertisement to be inserted in the newspapers that jurors would be called on juries that morning, but was told that there was no fund out of which the cost of the advertisement could be paid; (2) whether advertisements similar to that suggested had been habitually inserted at previous assizes; and (3) by whose instructions and for what reason, funds for the publication of such advertisements are now refused?


The statements in the first paragraph are substantially correct. Such notices have always been inserted by the sheriff, and the expenses thereof presented for by the grand jury in respect of county jurors, and I am not aware why the City Grand Jury have not similarly presented for such expenses. In the absence of a presentment the sheriff would apparently be required to defray the expenses out of his own pocket.