§ MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, having regard to the fact that upon the evidence submitted to the magistrates at Ballygar, county Galway, in support of the charge of alleged intimidation against Messrs. Lynam and Grainger, the Bench upon two occasions have disagreed; and, taking into consideration the cost and inconvenience to the defendants, whether he will now direct that prosecution to be withdrawn.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
The institution or abandment of legal proceedings are matters which I cannot discuss by anticipation.
§ MR. ROCHE
Has any one complained to the authorities of being intimidated by the speeches of Messrs. Grainger and Lynam?
[No answer was returned.]†The following is the Return referred to:—Technical Instruction Acts,—Keturn for the year 1900 for England, Wales, and Ireland, of the working of the Technical Instruction Acts, showing in each district the proportion of mechanics represented on the Technical Instruction Boards to outside bodies; the number of instructors possessing practical knowledge of the trades or industries taught; the number of examiners possessing practical knowledge; and the results of the examinations in each district, denoting the examinations by the practical and theoretical instructors respectively.