HC Deb 25 March 1886 vol 303 cc1807-8
MR. DE COBAIN (Belfast, E.)

, who had the following Question on the Paper:—To ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed at the "Ulster Liberal Convention" on Friday last; and, if not, whether he is aware that the resolution stated that the Liberal party in Ireland would offer a most determined opposition to the establishment of a separate Irish Parliament, as it would be certain to produce a disastrous collision between sections of the people holding conflicting views on social, economic, and religious subjects, and would produce a feeling of insecurity which would jeopardise all industrial and commercial pursuits, and that the maintenance of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland was the best safeguard for the peace, prosperity, and liberty of all classes in Ireland; and, whether he would endeavour to produce a copy and lay it upon the Table of this House, the declaration of the opinions from those who were the adherents of the Liberal party in Ireland? said, in the absence of the right hon. Gentleman he would postpone the Question until to-morrow.

After a pause,

MR. SEXTON (Sligo, S.)

said, if any of the Ministers intended answering the Question, he would also ask whether at this Convention an amendment favourable to a separate Parliament was not moved by Sir Thomas Esmonde?


observed that the Question had already been postponed until to-morrow.