§ MR. WHALLEY
said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, What is the cause of the Militia not being called out this year in Ireland; and whether, in particular, it is owing to the knowledge or belief that a large proportion of that Force is or has been in complicity with the Fenian conspiracy; and, if so, whether the Government are prepared to furnish the House with further information as to the nature and extent of such complicity?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
Sir, I think the hon. Gentleman is not aware that I have answered his question several times before. I made a statement on the subject in a recent debate raised by the hon. Member for the King's County (Sir Patrick O'Brien), and I have nothing to add to the statement I then made.