HC Deb 07 June 1866 vol 183 c2037

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?


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.