HC Deb 26 August 1880 vol 256 c97

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to a paragraph in the "Times" of the 25th instant, which states— The police on Sunday, at the meeting of the Dunmanway Land League, stationed themselves at the door of the meeting house, and took down the names of the members who attended; whether such a proceeding forms part of the duties of the police; whether the Government will state by whom this course has been ordered; and, whether the Government intends to put a stop to it?


The hon. Member's Question was only put on the Paper last night; but he has also given me private Notice of it. I could not, however, give him the information he asks for without sending to Ireland for it, and I have sent for it accordingly.