HC Deb 21 November 1884 vol 294 c128

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been directed to the fact that Sergeant Norris, Royal Irish Constabulary, on the 3rd November, called upon several licensed publicans in Drangan, county Tipperary, and stated that he had been instructed by Captain Slacke, Divisional Magistrate, to inform them that if they should refuse to supply the Emergency men and caretakers belonging to the Irish Land Corporation with every kind of goods in their houses, whether licensed goods or otherwise, their licence would be opposed at the next licensing sessions; and, whether he can state the Statute under which this order has been issued?


Such a warning was given to the persons referred to, on the ground that they, by refusing to supply goods to the caretakers, were aiding and abetting "Boycotting." The objection to the renewal would be made under the Lincensing Acts, 37 & 38 Vict., c. 69, s. 14, and 17 & 18 Vict., c. 89, s. 11. The latter section directs that the renewal licence shall not be granted without the production of a certificate of the good character of the applicant. Such a certificate would not be granted to a person engaged in "Boycotting."