§ MR. LONSDALE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the remarks of Mr. Justice Kenny at the opening of the Connaught Winter Assizes at Limerick on Tuesday, when the Judge called attention to the fact that a small proportion of the perpetrators of outrages had been amenable, and pointed out that there was a summary remedy open to the police, namely, to have the cases investigated by two resident magistrates at Petty Sessions, instead of sending them on to Assizes or the absolutely futile one of binding to the peace; and whether he intends to allow the police to take action in accordance with the suggestion of the learned Judge.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative; to the second in the negative.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
Is it usual for a Judge to give advice to the Executive Government as regards its policy, and when it is given is it not usually disregarded?