HC Deb 07 March 1884 vol 285 cc870-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Report of the Commissioners, sent to Londonderry to inquire into the circumstances of wounding a man at the time of the visit of the late Lord Mayor of Dublin, will be laid upon the Table of the House and printed before the coming assizes?


The Report will be presented as soon as the Government have considered it with the evidence, and have come to conclusions about it. I have not heard from Ireland whether it has been resolved to change the venue in this case; but I am sure that if, in the interests of justice, it is thought right to have a change of venue, the House of Commons will not be disposed to interfere with the proceedings.


I wish to ask whether it is a fact that the change of venue has not been granted at all; and whether Doherty has been allowed out of gaol because he became suddenly sick and unable to undertake the journey?

[No reply was given.]