HC Deb 30 May 1881 vol 261 cc1642-3

asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether Mr. Clifford Lloyd, R.M. did on Friday the 20th instant at the Kilfinane Sessions, in the county of Limerick, commit nine men (tradesmen and labourers) to the County Limerick Gaol (a distance of thirty miles) on remand until the next sessions without giving them the option of bail to appear at such sessions, and without specifying and calling any witnesses to prove the offence with which they were charged; and, whether the families of the men sent to prison are not left destitute in consequence?


Nine men (tradesmen or labourers) were committed to gaol on remand by Mr. Clifford Lloyd on a charge of riot, bail being refused. This was at Kilmallock Petty Sessions, not at Kilfinane. Witnesses were called and evidence of the commission of the offence taken in the presence of the accused. With the exception of two, the men are all single, and I am informed that the families of these two are not destitute.