HC Deb 27 March 1893 vol 10 cc1186-7
SIR E. HARLAND (Belfast, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the boycotting of Median, if he can state the result of his promised inquiries as to why the Inspector did not report that case to the Judge?


The County Inspector explains that the Judge only arrived at Carrick-on-Shannon half-an- hour before the Commission of Assize opened, and that in the very limited interval at his disposal the Judge confined his observations entirely to the particulars in the Crime Returns handed to him by the County Inspector. The latter had with him a statement of Meehan's case, and his omission to acquaint the Judge with the facts was, I am satisfied, quite unintentional, in view of the limited time available for the interview. I have already stated that the Authorities had nothing whatever to gay in the matter.


May I ask the Home Secretary whether it is the practice of English Inspectors of Police to inform Judges of Assize about crimes which have not to come before them, and in regard to persons not named in the Calendar?


I do not think it is.