HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 c453W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether there are at present three different coercive codes in force in Ireland, none of which apply in Great Britain; and on what ground such a system of governing Ireland is justified?


Offences under the Defence of the Realm Act are triable by court-martial in cases where the competent military authority thinks it necessary, and offences of unlawful or riotous assembly are triable by two magistrates with a limited jurisdiction as to penalties. I am not aware of any other practical differences between the administration of justice in Ireland and in Great Britain at the present time.