HC Deb 22 November 1906 vol 165 cc987-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state how many days in the week the clerk of petty sessions in Belmullet, county Mayo, attends his office for the performance of his duties; the hours at which his office is opened and closed; and whether, in case there is no continuous daily attendance on the part of the clerk, he will take steps to order such attendance in the interest of public convenience.

(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Registrar of Petty Sessions Clerks informs mo that the petty sessions clerk of Belmullet attends at his office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as on fair days. He is also in attendance on petty sessions days, namely, every alternate Monday. The registrar has received no complaints from the public in respect of the clerk's attendance, and he is of opinion that judging from the limited amount of sessions business transacted, the present hours of attendance are sufficient. In addition to the regular attendance it is the duty of the petty sessions clerk to attend to the public whenever they may come to his house on petty sessions business.