HC Deb 15 February 1917 vol 90 cc788-9
13. Major NEWMAN

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Lord Chancellor is still pursuing his practice of recent years and is about, with the approval of the Government, to nominate a further large batch of justices of the peace; and whether, in view of the uncertain political outlook in the country, the Government will express their wish that such further nominations be held over for the present?


I am not aware of any intention to make exceptional additions to the magistracy in Ireland. The Lord Chancellor informs me that the appointments in the past two years are less than the vacancies caused by death and less than the numbers in most previous years.