HC Deb 04 May 1882 vol 269 cc89-90

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been drawn to a report contained in the "East Anglian Daily Times" of April 26th, and commented upon in other papers, of a speech made at a meeting of the Middle Ward Liberal Association at Ipswich, at which Mr. Smith, Secretary, is reported to have said in referring to the condition of Ireland, That he felt a sort of satisfaction when he heard that the Irish people had taken to shooting landlords, and that if anybody ought to be shot in Ireland it was the landlords; and, whether, since the accuracy of this report had been confirmed by the editor of the "East Anglian Daily Times," whose reporter took the words down as they were spoken, he will consider whether speakers using language inciting to the shooting of landlords in Ireland or elsewhere should be prosecuted in England as well as in Ireland?


, in reply, said, he had no knowlege of the matter.