HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 cc1002-3

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will have any objection to lay upon the Table of the House, an official Return giving the names and occupation of those persons who have been from time to time either arrested for, or convicted of, having taken part in nocturnal attacks, with a view to ascertaining how many, if any, Militiamen have been implicated in them?


, in reply, said, that the Question was very vague. "From time to time" was really very indefinite; no time at all being given. He did not think the Return would be of any practical use; but if the hon. Member really wished for the information he would ask him to set forth the nature of the Return in more definite form, and he would then consider whether it could be granted.