§ MR. A. M. SULLIVAN
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether, since his letter of October last, promising to deal with the case of the Rev. Mr. Kane, rector of Drumlish, who at a public meeting exhorted the people to break the law, he has taken any and what steps to fulfil that promise?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. LAW)
The Chief Se- 1854 cretary for Ireland authorizes me to say that he is not aware of having made any such promise as that stated in the Question. On the 30th of October last his Private Secretary, by his directions, wrote to the hon. and learned Member as follows, in reply to a communication from him on the subject:—Sir,—I am desired by Mr. Forster to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to him of the 22nd inst.I am, Sir, your obedient servant,HENRY JEPHSON.My right hon. Friend wishes me to repeat the expression of his regret that any gentleman, and more especially a clergyman, should have made such a speech; but the Irish Government does not deem it advisable to take any further action in the matter.