HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 cc1388-9

asked the Chief Secretary if he can say on whose recommendation the commission of the peace has been conferred upon Mr. P. J. Weymes, of Mullingar?


This gentleman was appointed upon the recommendation of the lieutenant of the county in the ordinary course.

Captain CRAIG

asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state on whose recommendation the Lord Chancellor acted when he appointed Mr. John Flanigan, of Ballyvalley House, Banbridge, county Down, to the commission of the peace; whether he is aware that Mr. Flanigan was prosecuted and fined at the petty sessions, on the 5th February, 1891, for selling drink on a Sunday, which decision was confirmed by the county court judge on appeal, and in 1900 was compelled to refund certain burial fees to the Banbridge Board of Guardians; and what action he proposes to take?


Mr. Flanigan the appointed to the commission of the peace upon the recommendation of the lieutenant of the county. The Lord Chancellor has no information as to the matters stated in the second paragraph of the question. Having regard to the time which has elapsed since the alleged occurrences the Lord Chancellor does not propose to take any action.