HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 cc420-1

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in 1905–6 four magistrates viz., three Episcopalians and one Methodist, in 1905 nine Episcopalians, and in 1902 twelve Episcopalians, one Methodist, and one Catholic, were appointed in county Cavan; was the last Catholic appointed so far back as October 24th 1899; will he say what are the approximate percentages in this county of Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Society of Friends, Unitarians, Roman Catholics, and other religious denominations; and what percentage the magistrates appointed bear to the different religious denominations.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) As I informed the hon. Member on Monday last, full information as to the religious persuasion of magistrates appointed for county Cavan in the years mentioned will be found in the Parliamentary Papers which I then indicated. In like manner the number of persons belonging to the several religious denominations in the county Cavan will be found in the last Census Return, and from these the percentages can be obtained. I have already stated, on the Lord Chancellor's authority, that a number of appointments to the magistracy in Cavan will shortly be made.