§ VISCOUNT LISMORE
asked the Lord President of the Council the reason why two gentlemen recommended by him, as Lieutenant of the county of Tipperary, for the Commission of the Peace had been refused the Commission by the Commissioners of the Great Seal in Ireland. He had been Lord Lieutenant of the county since 1857, and no previous recommendation of his had ever been passed by.
§ THE DUKE OF RICHMOND
said, the noble Viscount having, according to his own statement, held the office of Lord Lieutenant of the county of Tipperary for 16 or 17 years, must know that it was not the practice of the Executive Government to interfere with the Lord Chancellor or with the Commissioners of the Great Seal in the Exercise of their undoubted duty to recommend to Her Majesty the appointment of magistrates in various localities. That would apply in this country as well as in Ireland. The reason why only one of two gentlemen recommended by the noble Viscount as fit to be appointed magistrates of a particular Petty Session in Ireland had been appointed was that the Commissioners of the Great Seal thought it was not necessary to appoint more than one. With regard to the other gentleman whom the noble Viscount recommended as fit to be appointed magistrate of another Petty Session, the Commissioners of the Great Seal declined to add to the number of magistrates upon the Petty Sessions, because they believed that number to be sufficient.