HC Deb 16 September 1886 vol 309 cc599-600
MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been directed to the proceedings at Fintona Courthouse on Monday last; whether it is true that two police constables swore that Mr. Sproule, J.P. was staggering drunk on the previous night; and, whether the statements sworn to in Court by Mr. Sproule were contradicted on oath by several respectable witnesses; and, if so, whether he will direct the attention of the Lord Chancellor to Mr. Sproule's conduct, or what other course it is intended to take in the matter?


(who replied) said, he had been inquiring into the matter, but he had not yet received sufficient information to enable him to answer the Question. If the hon. Member put it down for Monday, he would endeavour to answer it.