HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 cc249-50
MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of Finn v. Campbell, and the judgment of the Court of King's Bench, Dublin, upholding the decision of the police magistrate to the effect that the 13th section of the Act of 1871 was not repealed by the General Dealers' Act, 1903; and, whether, in view of the fact that it was generally considered that this section was repealed, and of the hardship to dealers by the Law as now laid down, he will consider the advisability of bringing in a short Bill to remove this hardship.

†See (4) Debates, clxx., 645.
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. Cherry,) Liverpool Exchange

I am informed that the decision of the King's Bench Division was as stated in the Question. The conviction referred to was under the 13th section of the Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871, which is a general Act applying to the whole United Kingdom, and not to Ireland alone. Any alteration in it, applicable to Ireland only, would not, I think, be advisable.