HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 c91
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the names of a number of working men have been submitted to the Lord Chancellor, and to the Lord Lieutenants for the county boroughs of Dublin, Belfast, Cork, and Londonderry, from which a selection might be made for appointments to the commission of the peace for those boroughs respectively; and that in only one instance, on the recommendation of the Lord Mayor, a magistrate has been appointed from this list, namely, to the commission of the peace for the County Borough of Belfast; and whether, in view of the practice in England, he will represent to His Excellency and the Lord Chancellor the desirability of making appointments as justices of the peace from working men.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) It is altogether outside my province to intervene in the manner suggested. I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the similar Question put to me on the 11th June last by the hon. Member for South Down.†