§ SIR T. ESMONDE
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland when the Crown intends proceeding with the prosecution of the emergency man, Alexander Fitzpatrick, who was charged at the Castlebellingham Petty Sessions in November last with shooting at Lawrence Reilly?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The man referred to is under bail for trial at next Assizes. Winter Assizes are intended for custody cases, and only under very 1709 exceptional circumstances would a bail case be tried there. There is nothing exceptional in the bail case now referred to.