§ MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN (Mayo, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If his attention has been called to a paragraph on page 8 of The Pall Mall Gazette of Wednesday, 16th March, headed Stormy Evictions in Mayo, or if he has other knowledge of the facts referred to therein—namely, that the Resident Magistrate present at the eviction stated—If the people offered resistance the police must shoot them down." "A bailiff, named Gallagher, abused by an old woman when he was removing her furniture, drew a revolver and threatened to shoot her." "A dying lad was carried from one of the cabins, and last night he received the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I have inquired whether these statements are true; but as the Question only appeared yesterday, the reply has not yet reached me.