§ MR. HAYDEN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland how many persons had been sentenced in Castlerea District (County Roscommon) to terms of imprisonment in default of finding bail under the statute of Edward III. within the last six months; how many of the defendants consented to give bail; how many were now in prison undergoing their sentences; what was the offence with which they were charged; and what had been the extra cost of Constabulary in the district during the last 12 months?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I understand that within the last six months 25 persons in Castlerea District, who were ordered to be bound over to keep the peace and be of good behaviour under the statute mentioned, were committed to prison in default of finding bail. Of this number five were willing to give bail, and three actually did so, the two others being unable to get anyone to go bail for them. Eighteen of these persons are now in prison. The offences charged were as follows:—Unlawful assembly, 19 persons charged; disorderly 1568 conduct likely to lead to a breach of the peace, 4; disorderly conduct in besetting a dwelling-house, 2: total 25. There has been no cost to the district for extra constabulary for the past twelve months.