§ MR. J. C. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether the Constabulary authorities can state the number of licensed houses in Kanturk visited by Sergeant Sullivan, R.I.C., on Sunday 29th March and 5th April respectively, as also the number of visits paid to the houses; and were these visits made with the knowledge and sanction of the District Inspector and in connection with the Sunday Closing Act; and, if so, how many prosecutions were instituted and how many convictions obtained for breaches of the Act?
§ *MR. GERALD BALFOUR
Eleven licensed houses were visited by the Sergeant named on the 29th March, and seventeen on the 5th April. The visits were not specially made by the directions 1013 of the District Inspector. It is part of the ordinary duty of the Sergeant to make such visits for the purpose of seeing that the Sunday Closing Act is enforced. There were no prosecutions arising out of his visits on the dates mentioned, but two prosecutions are pending for breaches of the Licensing Act on the 3rd instant.