§ Mr. SANDYS
asked how many cases of firing at the person or at dwellings, or of malicious explosions, have been reported by the police since 1st, January, 1912; the date and place of each occurrence, and the name of the person or persons attacked, and whether any arrests have been made?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
As I stated in reply to the hon. Member's question of the 7th March, there were seventeen cases of firing at the person and eleven of firing into dwellings reported during the present year. Three of the cases so reported proved, on further investigation, not to be genuine. One case of firing at the person and one of firing into dwellings have been reported since that date. There have been five cases of malicious explosions reported. Nineteen arrests have been made. The cases were distributed among the following counties:—Antrim, Armagh, Clare, Cork, Down, Galway, Kerry, Mayo, Tipperary, and Wexford. I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by publishing a list of the injured persons.