§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, if he can state the number of persons detained in the Ennis Inebriate Reformatory since its opening; and whether any steps have been taken to call the attention of the judicial authorities in Ireland to their powers of sentencing persons to this institution in Ennis.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Twelve males and twenty-two females. The numbers under detention at present are nine males and eighteen females. Magistrates in Petty Sessions are not authorised to commit offenders to this institution; their power is confined to taking depositions. The Higher Courts are fully aware of the powers confrered upon them by Statute.