HC Deb 20 October 1920 vol 133 c909
13. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the number of convictions for murder and other crimes, respectively, up to 1st October under the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act?


There have been 219 convictions under the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act in the period ending 1st October in respect of offences against that Act, and offences against the ordinary law. There have been no trials for murder, although a number of cases are awaiting trial, the first of which is being heard to-day. The hon. Member will realise that in cases of such gravity as murder, which can be dealt with only by general court-martial, some time must elapse before trial.