§ CAPTAIN ARCHDALL
said, he would beg to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether there is any truth in the rumour that some alterations were being made in the Report presented to the Lord Chancellor by the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the charges made by Judge Keogh at the last Assizes?
said, he was much obliged to his hon. and gallant Friend for asking this Question, which gave him the opportunity of explaining some remarks made by him yesterday, which he thought had not been quite rightly apprehended. No alteration whatever that he knew of had been made in the Report submitted to the Lord Chancellor by the Commissioners referred to; and he hoped he might be allowed to repeat that the only cause of the delay which had occurred was that the Lord Chancellor had been very much occupied in other business, and had not had sufficient time to give to the consideration of certain observations which he thought it his duty to make to the magistrates upon this Report. He (Lord Naas) hoped, however, that these observations, together 857 with the remainder of the Papers, would be in the possession of the House in a very short time.