HC Deb 26 February 1872 vol 209 c1024

, who had on the Paper a Notice to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether, when the sworn informations and other documents on which the Proclamation was issued by Government relative to the Procession of the Apprentice Boys of Derry on the 12th August, 1871, ordered on the 18th August last, are laid upon the Table, he will have any objection to add the Proclamation itself, and also the Correspondence between the Government and Captain Keogh, R.M., and any other magistrate in Derry, respecting the celebration of the 18th December, 1870? said, that in the absence of the noble Lord the Chief Secretary for Ireland he would postpone his Question; but he gave notice of his intention to repeat it daily until he obtained an answer from the noble Lord.

At a later period of the evening the Question was repeated, when


said, there would be no objection to add to the Papers already ordered to be produced a copy of the Proclamation relating to the procession of the Apprentice Boys of Derry in Derry on the 12th of August last; but, as to any correspondence between the Government and magistrates of Derry, he had to state that that correspondence was of an extremely confidential character, and he should not be able to lay it on the Table.