HC Deb 30 July 1902 vol 112 cc124-5
MR. M'KEAN (Monaghan, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how many justices of the peace there are permanently residing in the petty sessions district of Boyle; of this number how many are Roman Catholics; and will he consider the advisability of appointing additional magistrates for this district.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) Exclusive of ex-officio justices under the Local Government Act, there are six ordinary magistrates who have residences in or immediately adjoining the Boyle petty sessions district, of whom five are Protestants and one is a Roman Catholic. There are also ten other magistrates, of whom three are Roman Catholics, who were authorised when appointed to attend the Boyle petty sessions, but they are not resident in the district. The Lord Chancellor and the Lieutenant of the county are always ready to consider the names of any properly qualified persons that may be brought to their notice.