MR. CONYBEAEE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the 1424 descriptions in The Pall Mall Gazette of the evictions at Bodyke, and in particular to the statement that one of the bailiffs more than once threw his crowbar through an opening made in the walls of the houses, regardless of the fact that there were women and children inside; whether these men are men of respectable character; or, if not, whether they are in any, and how many, cases convicts or ex-convicts who have been in prison for various crimes; whether these men are employed by the Sheriffs or by the landlords' agents; and, whether, in any case, he will order that they shall be kept under more effective control, in order to prevent murder from being added to the other horrors of the evictions?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: I have been unable to obtain the information necessary to answer this Question, owing to the short Notice given.
§ MR. CONYBEARE
I shall repeat the Question, and I desire to put it to the Chief Secretary, and not to the Under Secretary.