HC Deb 14 July 1881 vol 263 cc840-1

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true that a number of men belonging to the Royal Artillery (stationed at Limerick) acted in the capacity of bailiffs or drovers on the 23rd ultimo, by driving the cattle of Mr. Patrick Browne (seized for rent) from the Railway station at Limerick to the pound in that city; and, if so, if he approves of the Artillerymen being called on to discharge such a duty?


Yes, Sir. I called for a Report on the subject of the hon. Member's Question, and I am satisfied that Major Goodeve, who commanded the military on the occasion, exercised a wise discretion in acting as he did.