HC Deb 04 July 1906 vol 160 c53

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the policeman who charged James McMahon at the Wood-ford, county Galway, petty sessions, on May 14th, with having an unlicensed dog in his possession, admitted in court that he did not see any dog with McMahon, and did not say he knew he had a dog; and whether, seeing that in face of that admission, McMahon was fined 2s. and costs for having an unlicensed dog in his possession, he proposes to take any action in the matter.


I beg to refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave on May 28th and Juno 27th †to his previous Questions on this subject. The sufficiency of the evidence is, as I have already stated, a matter for the magistrates, and I should be setting a formidable precedent were I to attempt to review their decision by entering into the details of the case.


Has this dog ever been found dead or alive?


I will inquire if the hon. Member wishes.