§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE (Wexford, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state when the trial 894 between the Treasury and the British Museum for the recovery of the Irish gold ornaments will take place.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS BEACH, Bristol, W.)
The time for delivery of defence expired on the 8th inst., but the defendants have taken out a summons asking for a fortnight's further time. This will be opposed; but I cannot commit myself to any opinion as to when the trial will take place.
§ SIR THOMAS ESMONDE
said he was anxious the Irish Academy should have notice when the trial was likely to take place.