§ MR. MAHONY (Meath, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, on the last 1219 day on which evictions took place at Glenbeigh, the Sheriff, after handing I over possession to Mr. Roe, retired with his bailiff's protected only by four police; and, whether, after he had gone a short distance, the District Inspector sent a sergeant to stop him, and made him remain for nearly an hour while the rest of the police were protecting Mr. Roe in his work of levelling the houses?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The Sheriff did retire, accompanied by a small number of police. The other police remained to protect Mr. Roe. The District Inspector, after the Sheriff had gone a short distance, sent word to ask the Sheriff to allow some of his men to assist the police in providing for the crossing of a river, which detained them for about half an hour.
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
Arising out of the Question, I would like to ask one further Question—whether the levelling and the burning of houses is part of the legal remedy which a landlord has a right to have executed by the Sheriff; and, if not—
§ MR. SPEAKER
Order, order! That is a Question which the hon. Gentleman must give Notice of in the usual way.