7. Captain CRAIG
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if Mr. John D.O'Connor, chairman of the Kanturk Rural District Council, is the holder of a wholesale beer dealers' licence in the locality; and that, acting as a justice of the peace in virtue of his position as chairman of the council, Mr. O'Connor attended the Petty Sessions of Ballyclough on Monday, the 1st instant, and adjudicated in a case brought under the Licensing Acts and declared himself against a conviction, with the result that the bench was divided and the case had to be adjourned; and whether this action of Mr. O'Connor's will be brought under the notice of the Lord Chancellor and steps taken to enforce a penalty on Mr. O'Connor under Section 60 of the Licensing Act of 1872?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
The matter referred to by the hon. Member is still sub judice, and I am therefore not in a position to make any statement regarding it.