§ CAPTAIN COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow, &c.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether three farmers were recently sum- 1352 moned before the Listowel Petty Sessions, County Kerry, under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, for intimidating and preventing the collection of rent; whether, previous to the cases being heard, the three farmers charged waited upon the landlord's agent, and made an ample apology, offering to pay all costs; and, whether, in consequence of this acknowledgment of wrong-doing, all proceedings against them were dropped?
THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER SECRETARY (Colonel KING-HARMAN) () (who replied) Kent, Isle of Thanet
said: In reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, I am glad to be able to answer the entire of the Question in the affirmative.