§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether ho will state the dates of the appointments of Mr. A. W. Harrel and Mr. R. L. Brown as resident magistrates; how many prisoners have they convicted during the last seven months under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, and on how many members of public boards have they imposed sentences with hard labour; and whether steps will be taken to remove the disqualifications arising from these sentences.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Mr. Brown was appointed Resident Magistrate in April, 1894; Mr. Harrel in August, 1900. Eighteen persons were convicted by them 695 jointly under the Act during the past seven months. In none of these cases was a member of a public board sentenced to a term of imprisonment with hard labour. The disqualification referred to at the end of the Question is a statutory disqualification which operates in England as well as in Ireland. It is not proposed to remove it.
§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down Co., S.)
—What is the relationship between Mr. Harrel and Sir D. Harrel of Dublin Castle?