HC Deb 06 March 1890 vol 342 cc133-4

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland if it is true that, in the case of Mr. John Slattery, of Cork, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment (in default of giving bail) on a charge of intimidation, the application for a habeas corpus Order was refused by the Exchequer Division of the High Court on Saturday; whether it is the fact that Mr. Slattery was charged under the Second Section of the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, but was sentenced under another Statute; and if in cases other than those under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act it is the practice in the Courts of Great Britain or Ireland to charge persons under one Statute and sentence them under the provisions of another Statute?


The statements in the first paragraph of the question are accurate. Mr. Slattery was charged under the 2nd section of the Act referred to in the second paragraph, was convicted, and ordered to give sureties for good behaviour. Such an Order is in accordance with, the law and practice of Courts in both England and Ireland.