§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked whether a number of licensed publicans were over a year ago appointed to the commission of the peace in county Mayo; whether each such publican was required, as a condition of his appointment, to undertake to cease to be a licensed publican; whether, in fact, only one of such persons has ceased to be licensed and he has only transferred his licence to his son, and resides on and manages the licensed premises still; and is it proposed to take any effective steps to compel these publican justices to comply in substance with the conditions of their appointment; and, if so, within what limit of time from their becoming justices?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a similar question asked by him on 3rd February. With regard to the last two paragraphs of the question, the Lord Chancellor informs me that in the exercise of his discretion, and having regard to the necessities of the several districts, he does not now propose to requre the remainder of the justices to transfer their licences.