HC Deb 28 February 1896 vol 37 c1386
MR. T. J. HEALY (Wexford, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who was responsible for having the charge against James Pelan, of Gorey, of being drunk and disorderly on his own licensed premises, amended into a charge of drunkenness; who was responsible for having this case heard in camera, and who supplied the original information that the case was heard in open Court, which was afterwards admitted to be untrue; whether he is aware of any other cases under the Licensing Acts being ever heard in camera, and where they were heard; why a distinction was made between Pelan's case and the cases of three other publicans which were tried in open Court on the same day; and, whether he will direct an independent Inquiry as to who supplied the erroneous information supplied to him?


I have called for further and full reports in reference to the matters referred to, but as they have not yet reached me, I must ask the hon. Member to repeat the question on Monday next.