HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 cc1187-8W

asked the Prime Minister what Courts are intended to be referred to by the words or other Court with a like jurisdiction in Ireland, in Clause 27, page 17, lines 38 and 39, of the Government of Ireland Bill?


The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. The definition of a County Court in Ireland under Section 29 of the Interpretation Act, 1889, and under Section 7 of the County Officers and Courts in Ireland Act, 1877, is, I believe, sufficient to include all Courts which exist at present in Ireland with County Court jurisdiction. It will be observed, however, that the Clause applies only to future judges, and the words referred to (which are taken from the Bill of 1893) are intended to cover the case of a Court being hereafter constituted as an inferior Court with County Court jurisdiction, but not actually called a County Court.