HC Deb 03 March 1885 vol 294 c1896

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Upon whose recommendation Colonel Lloyd has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor a justice of the peace for the county of Clare; and, if the grounds of his appointment can be given?


Colonel Lloyd was placed in the Commission of the Peace for Clare on the recommendation of the Lieutenant of the county, a magistrate being much wanted in the locality where he will be available. His qualifications are stated to be (1) personal fitness; (2) residence in the county; and (3) property in this and a neighbouring county.


asked how much property Colonel Lloyd had in the county of Clare; whether 95 per cent of the population was Catholic; and, whether only one or two Catholic magistrates were appointed during the past two years in the county?

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