HC Deb 03 February 1902 vol 102 cc191-2
MR. M'GOVERN (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, having regard to the fact that the councils of the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, and Waterford have the right to elect gentleman to discharge the duties of high sheriff, subject to the approval of the Lord Lieutenant, and also to the manner in which the councils of these cities have exercised this right for the past 15 years, and seeing that the County Councils in Ireland have to pay the salaries of the sub-sheriffs and keep the Court Houses in repair, will the Government have the Local Government (Ireland) Act amended so as to enable County Councils to elect high sheriffs for their respective counties in a similar manner.


The reply to this Question is in the negative.