§ SIR JOHN HAY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is able to assure the House that the condition of Ireland, as described by him in January, has so much improved as to make it unnecessary to bring the Peace Preservation Bill under the consideration of the House; and, whether he has found that the possession of arms by largo numbers of untrained persons, mentioned by Mr. Justice Fitzgerald in his charge, is no longer a subject of anxiety or alarm for the disturbance of the public peace?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. LAW)
Sir, if the right hon. Baronet will kindly look at the Order Book, he will see that the Motion for leave to introduce the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill stands first for tomorrow. For any further information I must refer him to the statement which will presently be made by my noble 1863 Friend the Secretary of State for India as to the proposed course of Public Business.