§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state the number of cases tried in Dublin and Belfast during the present year brought against bookmakers for the infringement of the betting laws; and the number of convictions in each place, together with the highest and lowest fines imposed.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The number of cases tried in Dublin during the present year was thirty; there were twenty-six convictions, and one case is still pending. 1377 The highest and lowest fines were £50 and £2, respectively. In Belfast there were thirty-eight cases and thirty convictions, the highest and lowest fines being £10 and £3, respectively.