HC Deb 15 August 1904 vol 140 cc559-60

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Monday, 25th July, was the day appointed to grant licences to deal in game in Longford; that on that day Mr. Kilkelly and Mr. S. Wilson were on the bench and an application was made on behalf of Messrs. Devine, Shenlin, Farrell, and O'Shaughnessy for licences to deal in game, whereupon Mr. Kilkelly said that he would not hear the application unless the local magistrates were in attendance; that from this view Mr. S. Wilson dissented, and the applications were adjourned for a week; that on the next Court day Mr. Kilkelly did not attend, and that a majority of the magistrates then present refused to grant a new licence to one of the applicants, a man named O'Shaughnessy, although nothing had been proved against him nor any reason given; and, if so, will he direct the resident magistrate to grant this man a licence.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I have no authority to issue directions of this character to the resident magistrate.