§ MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, and, if so, when, the Government will afford facilities for the introduction and passage through this House of a Bill to amend the law relating to contempt of Court in Ireland.
§ MR. FIELD
May I at the same time ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether his attention has been directed to the condition of the law regarding imprisonment for contempt of Court; and whether the Government will consider the necessity of bringing in a Bill to regulate and define the powers to be exercised by a Judge in such cases.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I do not make any assertions as to the law on this subject being perfect in its present state, but I cannot promise to introduce legislation on the subject in the course of the present session.