HC Deb 01 July 1880 vol 253 c1258

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House a Return of all agrarian crimes and outrages committed in the counties of Mayo, Sligo, and Gal way, from 31st January 1880 to present date, and of the number of meetings called for the purpose of promoting the land agitation reported by the constabulary within the same counties since 30th June 1879, and of the number of cases in which resistance was offered to the police when protecting process servers, bailiffs, and others in the execution of their duty; and a Copy of the charge of the Judges of Assize to the Grand Juries of the counties of Mayo and Galway at the Spring Assizes of 1880?


Sir, I am sorry to say that the Question of the hon. Member escaped my notice until I came down to the House to-day, but I see no reason why we should not give almost all the particulars he mentions. My only doubt is whether we can sufficiently define "a meeting called for the purpose of promoting the land agitation." With respect to other matters mentioned, I shall be glad to give the Returns to the 30th of June; and if he will communicate with me, or give me Notice of further Questions, I may be able to give him more complete information.