§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1) whether 862 he is aware that last week, before Mr. Byrne, magistrate, Dublin, a student named Robert Davis, and a labourer named William Greville, were charged by the police with fighting in the streets of Dublin; (2) whether he can say why the student was acquitted and the labourer sent to gaol for a month; and (3) whether he will get the case of Greville reconsidered with a view to his release?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR,) Leeds, Central
The facts are as stated in the first paragraph. Greville made no defence and was fined in a sum of 40s. or, in default of payment, to be imprisoned for one month. The student was acquitted on the ground that he had acted in self-defence. Any memorial that may be received from Greville praying for a mitigation of his sentence will be considered by the Lords Justices in the usual way.