HC Deb 20 March 1882 vol 267 c1286

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the police allowed a meeting to take place at Tullamore, King's County, which was addressed by the Right Hon. W. E. Forster: and, whether it is true that a number of other meetings have been proclaimed in that county on the ground that they were calculated to provoke a breach of the peace; and, if so, can he state what reason the police had to anticipate that Mr. Forster's meeting would be less calculated to give rise to disorder than other assemblies recently proclaimed?


said, he wondered whether Questions would ever end on the subject of the meeting he addressed at Tullamore. A number of meetings had been proclaimed in King's County; but the Government had no reason to anticipate that there would be any breach of the peace on the occasion on which he addressed the meeting in question, and they were quite right in their anticipation.