HC Deb 04 March 1912 vol 35 c166W

asked the Chief Secretary, with reference to the case of Mr. P. T. Daly, now a prisoner in Waterford gaol, whether, after having been sent for trial to the assizes on a charge of inciting to a breach of the peace and been admitted to bail on giving security to the amount of £400 for his appearance, he was then bound to the peace for twelve months and asked to give security amounting to £400 more; whether there is any precedent, for binding a person to the peace because of an alleged offence previous to such person being convicted of having committed that offence; if the Government approves of such treatment; and, if not, what action it proposes to take?


There are many precedents for the course pursued in the case of Mr. P. T. Daly, and I am advised that it is the proper course to adopt when there is good reason for apprehending a repetition of the offence with which the accused is charged pending trial.