§ MR. BELLINGHAM
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he would have any objection to lay upon the Table of the House a Return of all murders of tenants, herds, and caretakers; also of all cases of mutilation of men and beasts since the month of June 1880?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, I do not quite understand whether the hon. Member wishes the information to be given in detail, or whether he wishes it to be confined to agrarian eases. If he merely wants a numerical Return I can give it him now. Since the 1st of June, 1880, there have been 19 cases of murders of tenants, herds, and caretakers; there have been 213 cases of cutting or maiming the person, including non-agrarian cases; and there have been 598 cases of killing, cutting, or maiming cattle, including non-agrarian cases. If the hon. Member wishes to have the agrarian cases taken out, I will do so, and give the Return on Friday. I interpret the expression "murder of tenants" to mean murder of occupiers of agricultural holdings, from agrarian motive.