HC Deb 14 March 1887 vol 312 cc185-6
VISCOUNT LYMINGTON (Devon, South Molton)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Executive will, without further delay, make the fullest use of such powers as they are already possessed of to enforce the warrant of Judge Boyd upon Father Keller, of Youghal, who is defying the orders of Her Majesty's Courts?

MR. LANE (Cork Co., E.)

Before the right hon. Gentleman answers that Question I wish to supplement it by asking whether the only act of defiance of the orders of Her Majesty's Court which the rev. gentleman has been guilty of is refusing to proceed to Dublin to disclose in Court the secrets the parishioners confided to him in his capacity of parish priest?


I believe the summons was issued for contempt. In answer to the noble Viscount, I may say the Executive will give every assistance to the Court in carrying out the order.


I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman, if he is not aware that it is announced in the papers this morning that the summons and proceedings to induce this clergyman to go to Dublin have been withdrawn altogether?

[No reply.]