HC Deb 24 June 1919 vol 117 cc34-5

Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that he had received the following letters relating to the Imprisonment of two Members:

"Sligo County Petty Sessions Office,


Sligo, 18th June, 1919.

Sir, —I beg to report that Mr. John J. Clancy, of St. Mary's Terrace, John Street, Sligo, Member of Parliament for the North Division of the County of Sligo, was charged before Captain Frederick Fitzpatrick, R.M., and John Byrne, Esq., R..M., at a Court constituted under 50 and 51 Vic., c. 20, at Sligo County Petty Sessions on the 6th day of June, 1919, for:

That on the 6th day of April, 1919, at Dromore West, in the County of Sligo, the said John J. Clancy, with divers other persons to the number of four hundred and more, did unlawfully, riotously, and routonsly assemble and gather together to the disturbance of the public peace.

Mr. Clancy was convicted of the said offence, and was ordered to be imprisoned in His Majesty's prison at Sligo for the space of three months at hard labour, said term of imprison- ment to commence at the expiration of any other term of imprisonment to which he was previously sentenced by the Court.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,


Clerk of Sligo County Petty Sessions.

The Right Hon. J. W. Lowther, P.C.

Speaker of the House of Commons,

House of Commons,




County Cork.

17th June, 1919.

Sir,—I beg to inform you that at a Court of Summary Jurisdiction under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, held here today, Countess Marckievitz, M.P. for Dublin City, was convicted before Mr. J. M. Dickson. Resident Magistrate, and myself of taking part in an unlawful assembly at Newmarket, in this county, on the 17th ultimo, and sentenced to be imprisoned for four calendar months in Cork female prison.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,


Resident Magistrate.

The Right Hon. The Speaker,

House of Commons."