§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether persons recommended for the commission of the peace by the Lord Lieutenant of the county are entitled thereby to be appointed to the magistracy, or whether, in case of conviction involving fine or imprisonment for any offence the Lord Chancellor is entitled to refuse the appointment though so recommended.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. It is always competent to the Lord Chancellor to refuse to appoint a person to the commission of the peace under any circumstances. I cannot reply to the second part of the Question specifically, without being informed of the nature of the offence referred to.