§ MR. LEAMY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is the fact that, on the 16th of this month, two constables insisted on entering the house of a farmer at Knockanore, county Waterford, in which a committee meeting of the National League was being held, and, on being asked to leave, stated they would not, as they were instructed to remain until they were removed by force; whether, on the meeting being adjourned to another house, the police followed and endeavoured to force their way in; whether they were instructed to act in this matter; if so, by whom; and, whether the Irish Executive approves of their action?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, I am told that the constables entered, without any opposition, the house of the farmer whore the meeting was appointed to be held; and they remained because the owner, when appealed to, made no objection. The meeting was then adjourned to another house only a few yards away, on the other side of the street, the proprietor of which refused to admit the constables, who made no further attempt to enter. No force was used upon either occasion.
§ MR. LEAMY
The Question I asked has not been answered; and I beg to give Notice that, as the right hon. Gentleman has not answered the Question, of which I have given full Notice—namely, as to whether the policeman stated that—He would not leave the house unless removed by force, and that he had been instructed not to leave unless removed by force"—I shall ask it again on Thursday.