§ MR. CAREW (Kildare, N.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether the Judges in whom it is proposed to vest the exclusive jurisdiction in all bankruptcy matters arising within the jurisdiction of the existing local Courts of Bankruptcy are also Judges of the local County Courts, and are also Recorders for Belfast and Cork respectively; whether their duties as such Judges and Recorders compel them to hold courts from time to time at various places scattered over the large areas comprised within the jurisdiction of their respective County Courts; are such Judges obliged, in addition to transacting 1449 the ordinary business of their County Courts, to hold special sittings from time to time at various places for the purpose of holding Land Sessions; and have they, in addition, to preside over the local tribunals for disposal of Admiralty business, and also to hold Courts as Recorders of Belfast and Cork; and, if so, how often do these Judges hold Courts for the transaction of bankruptcy matters?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN,) Dublin University
My answer to the first three paragraphs is in the affirmative. As to the fourth, I am informed that in Court the Registrar who attends the office every day arranges a sitting of the Court whenever a case is ripe for hearing. In Belfast the Court is held every Monday.