§ MR. CHANCE(for Mr. T. M. HEALY) (Longford, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Would he have any objection to lay upon the Table a copy of Judge O'Brien's Charge to the Antrim Grand Jury after the late Belfast riots, and also his Charge to the Kerry Grand Jury last week; and, could he state the number of persons killed and wounded during the Belfast riots, and the number killed or wounded by outrage in Kerry or Limerick, from the Summer Assizes of 1886 to the Spring Assizes of 1887?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Addresses of the Judges are, I have no doubt, published with substantial accuracy in the Press. The Government have no special information on the subject, and I do not see what advantage would be gained by laying the newspaper extracts on the Table. I am informed that the number of persons known to have been killed during the Belfast riots last year is 30, including the Head Constable and soldier who lost their lives. There is no record of the wounded. The police have information of eight persons killed and seven wounded by outrage in Kerry and Limerick since the Summer Assizes.