§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down Co., S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the 365 Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the terms of the resolution adopted by the recent Irish Trades Union Congress on the subject of the appointment of working men to the Commission of the Peace; and whether he is prepared to advise the Lord Chancellor of Ireland to make such appointments in every county.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
I can only repeat what I have already more than once stated, that applications and recommendations for the Commission of the Peace are made, in the case of boroughs to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and, in the case of counties to Lieutenants of Counties. Both the Lord Lieutenant and the Lord Chancellor are always desirous of making suitable appointments. It is altogether outside my province to intervene in the manner suggested.
§ MR. MACVEAGH
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of his predecessors made such appointments without the consent of the Lieutenants of the Counties?