§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked whether the Lord Chancellor has considered the desirability of filling the vacancies which exist on the Edgeworthstown, Granard, and Ballinahe magisterial benches by reason of recent deaths of magistrates in these districts; whether the names of six Catholic gentlemen who have the highest qualifications for the offices, which were 1619W under the consideration of the late Chancellor before his death, have been considered by the new Lord Chancellor; and when any appointment may take place?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Lord Chancellor informs me that he has under consideration certain names suggested for the magistracy in the districts mentioned, including the names submitted to the late Lord Chancellor. It is not possible, at present, to say when the appointments will be made.