HC Deb 12 June 1882 vol 270 cc827-8

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu- tenant of Ireland, Whether, in view of the terrible occurrences again reported from Ireland, Her Majesty's Government are prepared to give any assurance that they will not proceed further with the release of persons who have been imprisoned on suspicion of inciting to murder?


Sir, I cannot give an absolute assurance on this point to the hon. Baronet. In cases of arrest on suspicion made previously to his own tenure of Office His Excellency is obliged to pay great attention to the recommendations and advice of the magistrates and special magistrates in charge of districts. But in cases of suspicion of inciting to murder, His Excellency will undoubtedly take into consideration the state of things which has been disclosed by the terrible occurrences of Thursday.