HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c419

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will inquire into the allegation that the criers in certain Irish county courts, amongst others those of Limerick, Meath, Galway, Fermanagh, and Tyrone, are in the habit of exacting fees from suitors for which there is no legal warrant; and whether he has made any inquiry on the subject from the Irish county court judges, or otherwise called their attention to the alleged prevalence of this practice.


This Question has been referred to the county courts judges of the five counties named, all of whom have replied that they have no knowledge of any illegal exaction of fees by the criers of their courts, and no complaint on the subject have been received. If any such complaint should be made to any of the judges, it will be duly investigated.