§ MR. STAVELEY-HILL (Staffordshire, Kingswinford)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will state the number of persons tried before juries in respect of agrarian crime and cattle-driving in each of the two years ended 30th September, 1908, and the result of the trial in such cases.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The required particulars are as follows:—
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) During the period in question seven such cases came to the knowledge of the police, and four other cases were reported which the police regard as doubtful. The police authorities have no information as to the number of cased in which writs may have been sent by post owing to the belief of the process servers that formal service could not be effected.