§ MR. J. DEVLIN (Belfast, W.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the number of prosecutions which have taken place in Lurgan since November last for breaches of the Licensing Acts in regard to bona fide travellers, the names of the police engaged in each case, and the number of cases in which the defendants had been convicted.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Since November last there has been one prosecution against a publican in Lurgan for a breach of the Licensing Acts in regard to bona fide travellers, and thirty-three persons found on his premises were also prosecuted. Acting Sergeant W. Sullivan and Constable L. P. Hargaden were the policemen engaged in the prosecutions. The case against the publican was dismissed with a caution by a majority of the justices, and the cases against four of the persons found on the premises were also dismissed; whereupon the summonses in the remaining cases were withdrawn.