§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked what are the special reasons which make it desirable for the Lord Chancellor of Ireland to appoint a number of publicans 1954W to be justices of the peace in county Mayo, where there are almost 1,000 public-houses and where prosecutions for breaches of the Licensing Acts are very frequent; and whether these special reasons apply to any other, and which, counties in Ireland?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I have already stated in reply to previous questions asked by the hon. and learned Member the reasons which influenced the Lord Chancellor in appointing to the Commission of the Peace in County Mayo the persons referred to. In dealing with other counties the Lord Chancellor informs mo that he will continue to be guided by the special circumstances of each case, and the requirements of the particular district.