HC Deb 14 May 1888 vol 326 cc145-6

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to a "Bazaar and Grand Art Union Prize Drawing," which has been announced to take place on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of September next, for the benefit of the fund for the completion of the Cathedral of Saint Macartan, Monaghan, at which a carved money box containing £150 is offered as a prize; and, whether he intends to take any steps with regard to this infraction of the law as to lotteries?

MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

said, that before the right hon. Gentleman answered the Question, might he ask him whether he was aware that the Act referred to provided that one-third of the fine imposed should be paid to the person who gave the information to the Government?


I am not acquainted with the provisions of the Act to which the hon. and learned Gentleman has called my attention. The attention of the Attorney General for Ireland has been drawn to the case referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend (Colonel Waring); and he is now looking into the matter, and finding out what are the precedents for action in such cases—that is to say, what has been done under like circumstances on other occasions.