HC Deb 06 May 1920 vol 128 c2217
27. Lord R. CECIL

asked the Prime Minister whether any and, if so, how many cases have been brought before two resident magistrates under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887, during the last 18 months and with what result?


Between 1st November, 1918, and 30th April, 1920, 305 cases were dealt with under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act. 1,109 persons were prosecuted in these cases, 454 were convicted, 109 were discharged, 352 were ordered to find bail, 194 are awaiting trial.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many were brought before one resident magistrate?


In all cases they were brought before two, as required by the Act.