HC Deb 08 November 1916 vol 87 c219W

asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether, directly or indirectly, he issued or caused to be issued or allowed any official acting under his authority to issue any direction, suggestion or advice to Mr. St. George, resident magistrate, county Limerick, to the effect that he should not allow any of the local justices of the peace to join with him in adjudicating on a recent case brought before him under the Military Service Acts?


The Attorney-General informs me that he gave no such direction as is suggested by the hon. Member's question. The resident magistrate had acted upon his own view of the law before the Attorney-General had any knowledge of the case. Whether he was right will probably be decided in the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland to-morrow.