I beg to ask the Postmaster-General how many cases of robbery and attempted robbery of His Majesty's mails in Ireland were reported to the police during the past thirteen months; how many arrests were made; and in how many cases were the perpetrators convicted.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE LORD-LIEUTENANT OF IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
My right hon. friend has asked me to answer this 531 Seven such cases have been reported during the past thirteen months. In none of these were any arrests made or I prosecutions instituted.