HC Deb 05 May 1882 vol 269 cc241-2

said, he wished to address a Question to the Premier, arising out of the hostile Notice of Motion that had proceeded from the Front Opposition Bench; he wished to ask, Whether, considering the measures the Government contemplated in regard to Ireland were of two kinds—one remedial and the other coercive, the Premier would consider, bearing in mind the two Notices of Motion which were given on the Liberal side of the House previous to the Notice of the right hon. Baronet opposite (Sir Michael Hicks-Beach), the desirability of dealing with these two subjects separately, in the hope that the remedial measures, if announced early, and carried quickly into execution, might prevent the necessity for further coercive measures?


I can hardly suppose, Sir, that my hon. Friend the Member for Galway (Mr. Mitchell Henry) has put this Question to me in the expectation of receiving an immediate answer. I can only say now that it involves a matter of very great consequence, and that we are sensible of its importance, and do not make light of it. Probably, either in the course of the debate on Monday, or at a very early period, it will be right for the Government to give the information asked for.