HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 c192W
Lieut.-Colonel MALONE

asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the statement made by Lord Justice O'Connor with regard to treason felony at the Cork City Assizes; and will he take steps to put this Act into operation with relation to the speech made by the Member for the Dun-cairn Division of Belfast at Hollywood on 12th July?


I have read in the newspapers the statement made by Lord Justice O'Connor. The learned Lord Justice was dealing with the case of a bomb factory which had been discovered in Cork, and he made no reference whatever to the subject of speeches. As regards the second part of the question, the provisions of the Treason Felony Act specially applicable to speeches were only to remain in force for two years after 1848, and they have since been removed from the Act by the Statute Law Revision Act, 1891.

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