§ MR. CAREW(for Mr. GILL) (Louth, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, How many inquiries under the 1st section of the Criminal Law Amendment Act have been held in Ireland up to the present; and, to what extent have these inquiries resulted in obtaining evidence leading to the detection or conviction of the perpetrators of crime or outrage?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
Six inquiries under the 1st section of the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, have been commenced. Three of these have been concluded. In one, a murder case, one man has been sentenced to death and another is now on his trial. In the second, a case of shooting at, with intent to murder, a person has been committed for trial at the present Wicklow Assizes; and, in 850 the third, a case of "Boycotting," a prosecution is about to be instituted. The remaining three inquiries are still in progress. I would, however, beg to point out to the hon. Member who puts this Question that a comprehensive Return relating to such inquiries is, in accordance with the requirements of the statute, published quarterly in The Dublin Gazette.