HC Deb 17 April 1888 vol 324 c1497
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland a Question of which he had given him private Notice, Whether the Government would grant an investigation into the disturbances at Mitchelstown in September last, at which Members of the House, priests, and newspaper reporters would have an opportunity of giving evidence as to what occurred? He also asked, whether it was to be understood, from the reply given to the right hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mr. John Morley) on the previous evening, that the Chief Secretary contemplated the production of any Papers with regard to the results of the inquiry already held; and, if so, what Papers would be produced?


I have not received Notice of this Question either; but I think I can answer the hon. Gentleman without Notice. The inquiry referred to is one of a Departmental character, and was held for Departmental purposes. I do not propose to hold any other inquiry. With regard to the question of publishing parts of that inquiry, which I understand was the request of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mr. John Morley), I am considering whether this would be possible.