§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Whether, according to the stipulations contained in Clause 5, of 44 Vic. c. 4, the Lord Lieutenant has, since the 1st of April last, considered the cases of Messrs. Parnell, M.P. and O'Kelly, M.P. who, in the Return laid before this House on the 3rd of April, were reported as being detained in prison, inasmuch as they werereasonably suspected of having, since the 30th day of September 1880, been guilty, as principals, of treasonable practices;and, if not, whether those gentlemen have been discharged from prison without any consideration of their cases, or any decision certified under the hand of the Lord Lieutenant or the hand of the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, I presume thus the statutory duty imposed upon these distinguished personages was duly discharged by them; and, that being so, I have not asked for any information on this subject.