§ Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, with reference to the conviction of Mr. James Johnston, of Castlewellan, by court-martial at Belfast on 5th November, what charge was preferred against him; who were the members of the military court; and where he is at present confined?
§ Mr. DUKE
James Johnston was convicted by a district court-martial at Belfast on the 5th November, of an offence against the Defence of the Realm Regulations. The members of the court were officers detailed for the duty in the usual way. Johnston is not now in prison, having been released under the Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill-Health) Act.