HC Deb 16 March 1886 vol 303 c979
MR. DE COBAIN (Belfast, E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If his attention has been drawn to a new form of conspiracy developing in Ireland called "The House League," which was exercising arbitrary powers as between landlord and tenant, in towns to the serious detriment of property in those towns, in which said league had obtained a foothold; and, whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to take steps with regard to the branches of this league established at Listowel, Tralee, and elsewhere?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)

, in reply, said, that the House League was being carefully watched by Her Majesty's Government; but he did not understand that it was at present creating great or general alarm, or that any case had arisen to make it desirable to take any special measures.