HC Deb 29 May 1883 vol 279 cc1101-2

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will obtain an investigation on oath upon the truthfulness of the reports upon which the townlands of Castlejordan and other districts in the King's County have been proclaimed, and whether it is the intention of the Irish Government to relieve these districts from a further continuance of the imposition of extra police?


I believe, Sir, that the Lord Lieutenant declined to order a sworn inquiry with regard to the Castlejordan Proclamation, and that His Excellency's decision was communicated to the hon. Member. I know no reason why an inquiry should be held in the other cases. There have been 14 Proclamations issued affecting parts of the King's County. Of these, nine have already been revoked, and the remaining five will be revoked as soon as His Excellency is satisfied that such a course can be adopted with safety to the peace of the districts concerned. None of them has been in force since an earlier period than January last.