§ MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he received a resolution from the Clare County Council calling on the Government to have the management of the various courthouses in the county vested in the county council, who are responsible for their rent and repairs, and find it difficult to deal with them in the absence of any control; and will he say what action he will take in the matter.
I have received the Resolution referred to. Legislation would be necessary to effect the change suggested, and the matter would require to be very carefully considered. I am not at present prepared to make any statement on the subject.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of introducing legislation, in view of the hardship inflicted on the county council, by making them pay for the courthouses while giving them no control over them.
§ [No Answer was returned.]