§ Mr. HACKETT
asked the Chief Secretary whether the magistrates of Bally-nonty and Mullinahone, county Tipperary, Petty Sessions districts met at Killinaule on 26th January, 1912, to elect a clerk for the joint Petty Sessions districts; whether the magistrates present and voting elected by a majority Mr. Pierce Morissey, Coal-brook, subject to the approval of the Lord Lieutenant; and whether he can state why the Lord Lieutenant has not given effect to the recommendation of the magistrates?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The facts are as stated. Immediately after the election a conditional order was granted by the King's Bench Division, it being contended that some of the justices who voted for Mr. Morissey were not qualified, and three months was given to show cause. On the 13th instant a notice was served that the conditional order had been discharged. The matter is now under the consideration of the Lord Lieutenant.