§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will: state how many persons were sentenced to terms of imprisonment with hard labour under The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, since its enactment in July, 1887, and the suspension of its operation in Ireland under the provisions of the Statute in 1892; and how many persons have been sentenced to terms of imprisonment with hard labour since the Proclamation of April, 1902, placing certain counties of Ireland under the operation of this Act, and the present time.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The number in the first-mentioned period was 1,601. The number since April last is forty-eight; this latter number includes cases in which sentences have been varied on appeal, and also cases in which appeals are now pending.