§ MR. LANE (Cork Co., E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the following statements, which appeared in The Times of last Friday, are true:—That a determined effort was made on the previous night to burn the house of Inspector Kerin at Youghal; that the crowd broke the windows of the Protestant Schools and the Methodist 524 Church at Youghal; that children of 12 to 14 years of age were found drunk in the doorways, early on Thursday morning, in the streets of Youghal; and, whether any official Report, in reference to the above alleged outrages, was made by the local police officer to the authorities at Dublin Castle previous to this Question appearing on the Notice Paper?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
This Question was on the Paper for Tuesday without Notice. The hon. Member was then informed that local inquiry was necessary. He has put it down again without leaving time for the receipt of the reply in course of post, even assuming that the local officer could answer by return, and without making any inquiry. All I can say, therefore, is that no official Report had up to yesterday been received in Dublin as to the alleged occurrences.