HC Deb 30 March 1900 vol 81 cc814-5
MR. T. B. CURRAN (Donegal, N.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether the sub-sheriff of West-meath has an office in the county court house at Mullingar with a notice on the door marked "Private"; and, if so, is the sheriff's office a private one or a public one; whether the Distributor of Stamps for the King's County District has his office in the county court house at Mullingar, with the sign "District Stamp Office" over the door; and, if so, does he pay a rent for such office; and, if not, by what right does he use the public building for his private business; and whether the Clerk of the Crown and Peace for the County Westmeath conducts part of his business as such clerk through the sub-sheriff; and, if so, whether it is in the interest of the public that the sub-sheriff should have access to and control of the Peace Office.


I am not aware whether the facts are as stated in this question. The allocation of the apartments in the court-house is entirely a matter for arrangement between the High Sheriff and the local authorities, and the Executive Government have no power to interfere.


Then may he let lodgings if he chooses?

[No answer was given.]