HC Deb 22 February 1904 vol 130 cc569-70
MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord- Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is intended to introduce this session any Government measure to make under-sheriffs in Ireland permanent officials under the Crown, and to provide them with a staff of competent assistants; and, if not, whether the Government will afford facilities for a Bill of that character if introduced by a private Member.


Legislation with the object stated would entail a considerable expenditure of public money, and I cannot hold out any hope that the Government will undertake such legislation in the present session. The question of affording facilities for a private Member's Bill is one that should be addressed to the Prime Minister.