asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether there is any, and, if so, what, foundation for the following paragraph published in the "Manchester Evening News" of June 29th, headed "Banishing the Irish"—The last of the Irish families have left Turton, near Darwen, as requested by the English section of the inhabitants. There was no demonstration made, though large crowds assembled, the Irish taking the expulsion quietly. Some thirty families have been ejected. At one house twenty-eight persons were turned out, but these included lodgers. There is not a single Irish man or woman now in the town?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT
, in reply, said, he had addressed a letter asking for information to the authorities at Lower Darwen; but he found that Turton was not within their district. He would make further inquiries.