§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true, as reported, that the Hon. Captain Plunkett has addressed a Circular Letter to the County Inspectors and District Inspectors of Constabulary in his Division, requiring lists of Boycotting and intimidation cases in their respective commands since last September, with mention of what evidence would be available in the event of it being decided to institute prosecutions in individual instances; and, whether Captain Plunkett is acting on orders received from the Executive in issuing the alleged Circular; and, if so, what was the date of its issue?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) (Kent, Isle of Thanet)
(who replied) said: I am not aware whether the Circular Letter referred to has been issued by Captain Plunkett; but it is not at all improbable that it has, as it, is the duty of Divisional Magistrates in Ireland to obtain local Reports, both for their own information and that of the Executive, on all matters affecting the peace of their districts.