HC Deb 11 February 1919 vol 112 c46

Mr. Speaker informed the House that he had received the following letter relating to the conviction and imprisonment of a Member: — Metropolitan Police Courts, Inn's Quay, Dublin. 8th January, 1919. SIR, I have the honour to report that on the 7th instant Mr. William Sears, M.P., was brought before me at this Court, having been arrested on a Warrant issued by me on the 6th January, 1919, charging him with having, at Bangor, Erris, county Mayo, on the 11th December, 1918, unlawfully taken part in an unlawful assembly, contrary to The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887. Having heard the evidence, I convicted the said William Sears of said offence, and sentenced him to be imprisoned for the space of six calendar months, and he was committed on my Warrant to the Mount joy Prison, Dublin, on the said 7th January, 1919. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, T. C. Drury, Divisional Justice of the Police District of Dublin Metropolis. The Right Honourable, The Speaker, M.P., House of Commons, London.