§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
In the absence of the hon. Member for North Louth, I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether Her Majesty's Government is able to carry out in Ireland the Resolution of this House with regard to the appointment of County Magistrates; and, if so, what steps have been or will be taken in order to do so?
THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
A considerable number of appointments have been made by the Lord Chancellor since the date of the Resolution referred to; and I am aware that he is at the present moment actively engaged in the consideration of additional appointments. Since the end of May 72 gentlemen have been appointed to the Commission for the Counties of Armagh, Cavan, Cork, Kildare, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath, Wexford, Carlow, and Sligo, comprising 62 Roman Catholics and 10 Protestants.