§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that of the seven magis-
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§ trates who constitute the petty sessions bench of Pettigo one only is a Roman Catholic; and whether, having regard to the fact that a majority of the population of the district consists of members of the Roman Catholic Faith, will any, and, if so, what steps be taken to secure to that majority greater representation on the magisterial bench.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The fact is, I believe, as stated in the first part of the Question. Recommendations for the appointment of gentlemen to the Commission of the Peace are made to the Lord Chancellor or the Lieutenant of the county. Any such recommendations, if made, will be duly considered.
§ [No answer was returned.].