HC Deb 19 February 1884 vol 284 cc1329-30

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he will state upon what grounds permission was refused Patrick Nugent, farmer, Boss, Feakle, county Clare, by MR. Crotty, R.M. to buy blasting powder required to clear a portion of MR. Nugent's lands of rocks; if he is aware that, as the result of such refusal, MR. Nugent is unable to proceed with the cultivation of his field; whether the refusal or granting of such applications is practically dependent upon the will of any local policeman; and, whether it is proposed to limit or do away with such arbitrary restrictions on industry?


, in reply, said, that MR. Crotty informed him that the refusal of a licence in this case was not absolute, but dependent upon further inquiries. He was making those inquiries, and would give his decision at the Petty Sessions to be held this week.