§ MR. ROCHE
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.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
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 1410 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.