§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If Jeremiah Hegarty, late of the Macroom Workhouse, now of Millstreet, has been appointed to the 366 Commission of the Peace in the County of Cork;whether the said Hegarty is owner of a public-house in the town of Millstreet, and is also bailiff to the Landlord Defence League in Cork;whether he has been for some time past, and still continues, under police protection;if it is true that his police guard have objected to the treatment they have received at his hands;what reasons have been given for granting police protection to Hegarty;on how many occasions this year has a supplementary police patrol been sent to survey the route by which Hegarty was travelling;whether such police were supplied on Hegarty's application;whether the only people who frequent his public-house are policemen and emergency men;whether, in view of the se facts, it is his intention to bring the appointment under the notice of the Lord Chancellor;and, by whom was Hegarty recommended for the said magisterial position?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
This Question appears on the Paper without Notice, and as some local inquiry is necessary, it cannot be answered for a few days. Perhaps the hon. Member will be good enough to postpone it for a week.