HC Deb 25 May 1905 vol 146 cc1409-10

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that, in the case of a prosecution under the Local Government Act of Mr. Shawe Tener, agent of the Marquess of Clanricarde, for having voted when disqualified at a meeting of the Portumna Board of Guardians, the justices who adjudicated and refused to convict, but agreed to state a case for the superior Courts so far back as two months ago, have not yet stated such case, though more than once requested to do so; and, if so, will the attention of the Lord Chancellor be called to the conduct of the magistrates in question.


If the facts were as mentioned, it would be open to the guardians to take proceedings in the superior Courts to compel the magistrates to state a case. But I am informed that the case has been fully stated and signed by the magistrates, and that it was forwarded to the guardians' solicitor on the 17th instant.