HC Deb 13 March 1906 vol 153 c1107
MR. DUFFY (Galway, S)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the action of Mr. Gardiner, R.M., who, at the petty sessions at Ardrahan, on the 6th ultimo, admitted evidence on oath which was calculated to expose men to odium and obloquy, without any necessity whatever arising for such action on his part; and whether he will take steps to prevent Mr. Gardiner from following such a procedure in future.


The resident magistrate referred to informs me that he did not receive any evidence which he did not believe to be pertinent to the case before him. I have no power whatever to control the admission of evidence by magistrates in cases pending before them. This jurisdiction, so far as it exists, is rested in the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland.