HC Deb 03 June 1902 vol 108 c1280
MR. P. A. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to Returns issued by order of this House in regard to committals for Contempt of Court in Ireland; and whether, in view of the facts disclosed in these Returns, he will use his influence with the Government to give facilities this session for a discussion of the Contempt of Court Bill which stands for Second Reading on the Order Book of the House.


The reply to the first paragraph is, yes. The reply to the second is in the negative. The Government have already stated that there is no necessity for legislation in this matter, the rules which govern questions of contempt being well understood.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that as far back as 1882 legislation on this matter was promised positively from that bench?


I can only speak for the Government of which I am a member.