HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 cc1270-1

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether he has been informed by the Crown Solicitor for Sligo that, at the Connaught Winter Assizes in Limerick, an active canvass of the jurors had been made on behalf of the Geevagh, County Sligo, traversers; what was the evidence on which the Crown Solicitor grounded his information; and can he state the names of the persons who canvassed the jurors and the names of the jurors who were canvassed.


I received information not only from the Crown Solicitor for Sligo, but from several other independent sources as well, that a systematic and organised canvass of the jurors on behalf of the Geevagh traversers was made at the recent Assizes in Limerick. I cannot give any names, or state the nature of the evidence available for the reasons I have already stated in answer to previous Questions, but I can promise the hon. Member that I will take every possible means in my power to put a stop to this nefarious practice.


On the first available opportunity I shall call attention to jury packing in Limerick and move a Resolution.