§ MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what was the number of persons proceeded against under "The Criminal Law and 871 Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887,"from 30th November, 1888, to 31st January, 1890; how many of these were convicted, the number of appeals lodged, and the number of sentences confirmed, reduced, and quashed?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
The proceedings under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, from November 30, 1888, to January 31, 1890, were as follows:—Total number of persons proceeded against, 979; number convicted, 699; number discharged, 280. Appeals.—Total number lodged, 226; sentences affirmed, 114; sentences reduced, 53; sentences reversed, 16; cases pending, 43.