HC Deb 10 March 1902 vol 104 cc885-6
MR. ROCHE (Galway, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on 24th February last a tenant on the Clanricarde estate was prosecuted for shooting a hare without a game licence and fined two pounds; and, seeing that the agent on the estate presided at petty sessions held at Woodford on the occasion, what steps, if any, will be taken in this matter.


The prosecution was at the suit of the Inland Revenue. The defendant was convicted and fined, as stated. He is the son of a tenant on the estate of the Marquess of Clanricarde. The agent of the estate was not disqualified from adjudicating in the case, and no action is called for by Government as suggested.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the feeling in the district is one of utter contempt for the law as administered?


Order, order!