HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 c1181
MR. Speaker

informed the House that he had received the following letter relating to the imprisonment of a Member:—

"The Victoria Hotel,


"29th October, 1902.

"Sir,—I have the honour to inform you that I have this day confirmed the sentence of two resident magistrates on Mr. P. A. M'Hugh, a Member of the House of Commons, which directed him to be imprisoned for criminal conspiracy for two months under the provisions of the Crimes' Act; but I have mitigated the sentence to the extent of not imposing hard labour.

"Mr. M'Hugh refused to enter into a recognisance to the Crown not to publish 'boycotting' or intimidating notices in the journal of which he was the proprietor, the Sligo Champion.

"I have the honour to be, Sir,

"Your obedient servant,


"County Court Judge and Chairman of "Quarter Sessions."

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