§ MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state the several counties and districts in Ireland which are at the present time proclaimed under Sections 3 or 4, or both, of The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, together with the date of such proclamation and the names of the Privy Councillors who signed the same.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (MR. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S.)
There are fifteen counties and four county boroughs still proclaimed under these provisions of the Act, and there are two sets of proclamations, with different signatures attached. I am giving the hon. and learned Member a list with all the information he desires; it is too lengthy to read.
§ MR. JOHN REDMOND
The detailed information is not of a very long character, and in view of the great public interest, in the matter, will the right hon. Gentleman state here the names of the districts proclaimed and the names of the Privy Councillors who signed the proclamation.
§ MR. WALTER LONG read the list as printed on page 65.
§ MR. HAVILAND BURKE (King's County, Tullamore)
Is the right hon. 87 Gentleman aware that at the assizes for King's County held only last week the Judge congratulated that county on its crimelessness?
§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
And is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at the Limerick Assizes last Thursday there were no cases for the city of Limerick? Why is that city, with its crimelessness and where white gloves are continually presented to the Judges, to be kept under this proclamation?
§ MR. JOHN REDMOND
Does the Government intend to continue the Crimes Act in force in these counties and districts?
§ MR. WALTER LONG
That proclamation was issued in the time of my predecessor. I see no reason to make any change at present. I should be very glad indeed if I could.
§ [No Answer was returned.]