§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he has inquired into the facts described in the following paragraph from The Pall Mall Gasette of the 9th instant:—It is true Pat Walsh's mother of 80 was bludgeoned in his house, as she sat in her chair, by a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who formed one of the volunteer storming party, and she has at this moment the marks of his baton in the shape of a bad black eye;and, whether the above statements are accurate; and, if so, whether he will take immediate steps to punish the conduct of the constable in question, and to prevent similar occurrences in future?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said, as the Question was only put on the Paper the previous night, he had not yet been able to make the inquiries which were necessary before an answer could be given.
§ MR. CONYBEARE
asked, if the Question were postponed, would the right hon. and gallant Gentleman or his superior officer be able to answer it?