HC Deb 05 August 1907 vol 179 cc1550-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the offence of cattle driving is included in the official Returns † See (4) Debates, clxxiv., 799. of agrarian outrages; and, if so, under what heading of these Returns the offence is classified.


Separate official Returns of agrarian outrages are not published, but the offence of cattle driving is included in the ordinary criminal statistics under the heading of unlawful assembly.


Will the threatening letter recently written by the hon. Member for North Armagh to Mr. Commissioner Bailey be included in the Return of outrages issued quarterly, and will the police report this outrage to the going Judge of Assize in Dublin as is usually done in the case of other threatening letters in order that the Judge may make a political speech from the Bench on the criminal state of Ireland?


I do not think the Commissioner sent it to the police, so it would not be included.