asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state the number of persons convicted for agrarian outrages in Ireland during the years 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, and the five months January to May, inclusive, 1910, respectively, stating in each case the number of persons sentenced to terms of imprisonment for the actual commission of such outrages, the number committed in default of giving bail to be of good behaviour, and the number who have given bail?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
During the period named 310 persons were convicted for agrarian outrages of indictable character. Of these 144 were sentenced to terms of imprisonment, two were committed in default of finding bail for good behaviour, ninety-two were bound to keep the peace or be of good behaviour (or both), and sixty-eight persons were released on recognisances to come up for judgment when called on. The four remaining persons were released under the First Offenders Act.