HC Deb 24 August 1887 vol 319 c1775
MR. W. E. GLADSTONE (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)

It may be convenient to the House, Sir, if I read out the words of the Address which I propose to move to-morrow. I shall move— That a humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, humbly to represent to Her Majesty that there has been laid before this House a Special Proclamation of the Viceroy of Ireland, declaring the Association known as the Irish National League to be a dangerous Association under ' The Criminal Law Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887;' That no information has been furnished to Parliament to justify the issue of the said Special Proclamation, by virtue of which Her Majesty's subjects are liable to be punished as criminals without judicial inquiry into the nature of their acts; And, that this House, in the absence of such information, prays that the said Proclamation shall not continue in force as to the Association named and described therein.

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