HC Deb 07 March 1887 vol 311 cc1388-9
MR O'KELLY (Roscommon, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will consider the advisability of withholding the assistance of the forces of the Crown from pending evictions until Parliament has passed a law carrying into effect the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Agriculture in Ireland?

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. HOLMES)(who replied) said (Dublin University)

The Go- vernment are bound to afford the assistance of the Forces of the Crown to enable the Sheriff to execute writs and decrees of a Court of Law, whether of ejectment or otherwise; and it is the intention of the Government to continue to give that protection.


In view of that intention, will the Government state when they will bring in a Bill to deal with this question in accordance with the re commendations of the Commission?


The hon. Gentleman must put that Question to the Chief Secretary when he takes his place.

MR. CONYBEABE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked whether it was the duty of the police to protect the agent in demolishing the houses of tenants?

[No reply.]