§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether renewed attention has been called recently to the conduct of Mr. P. J. Kelly J. P., on the Gurteen bench; and whether the Lord Chancellor has taken, or intends to take, any action in the matter.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Lord Chancellor informs me that his attention has not been called to any conduct of Mr. Kelly on the Gurteen bench, but recently his attention was directed to a report of certain proceedings at Athenry Petty Sessions at which Mr. Kelly was one of the presiding magistrates. The Lord Chancellor did not consider that the report disclosed any action on Mr. Kelly's part which, called for his interference.