§ MR. DE COBAIN (Belfast, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been drawn to the language used by the High Sheriff of the City of Dublin, at a meeting held in that city, under the presidency of Mr. Davitt, T.C., and reported in The Freeman's Journal of the 3rd of March, viz.:—As regards evictions, he had only to say that such a disgrace to any civilized country could no longer be permitted. The English people, and the present English Government, through their mouthpiece Mr. Morley, have already struck a death blow against the power of the landlords to evict wholesale, as they have done in the past;and, what steps he proposes to take, with regard to the public functionary, to repudiate, on behalf of Her Majesty's Government, the charge that they would be a party to the suspension of the Law of the land?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Sir, I do not see that the observations of the High Sheriff call for any comment from me. I am sure the hon. Member can hardly expect me to be bound by the utterances of anyone but myself in this matter.