§ MR. REDDY
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in Moystown petty sessions, King's County, on April 25th last, in a case entitled Thomas Montgomery and the Property Defence Association versus James Sloan, Shannon-bridge, the defendant was charged with threatening to shoot the complainant; and that the magistrates found the case proved, and ordered the defendant to find bail to be of good behaviour within three days; did the defendant enter into bail within the time allotted; were his firearms confiscated; and will he say who signed the justices' book.
I am informed by the police authorities that the facts are substantially as stated in the first part of the Question, The magistrate ordered the defendant to give bail, and at first gave him three days in which to do so, but before the rising of the court this time was extended until to-day, May 10th. The defendant is licensed to carry arms under the Peace Preservation Act, but the question of revoking his licence is under consideration. I am informed that the justices' order book is signed by General L'Estrange, Mr. Burdett, and the hon. Member himself.