HC Deb 02 March 1906 vol 152 c1389

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will circulate as a Parliamentary Paper the examination papers set to newly-elected clerks of potty sessions in Ireland within the past four years.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) It would not be possible to comply with the hon. Member's request, as the examination papers referred to are not permanently kept on record. The examination is held under the direction of the Registrar of Petty Sessions Clerks, with the object of satisfying the Lord-Lieutenant, before approving of the appointment, that the person selected by the magistrates is perfectly qualified. During the past four year ninety-nine newly-elected petty sessions clerks have been separately examined, and the examinations have in every case varied.