§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, if he can state when the case for the recovery of the Irish gold ornaments will be tried.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I am advised that it is impossible to say on what day the actual trial of the case will take place. A writ and statement of claim on the part of the Attorney-General have been served and delivered, and the defendants have now to deliver their statement of defence.