§ MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the statement in the public prints—namely, that Dr. Charles Ronayne, of Youghal, has been removed from the Commission of the Peace, is true; and, if so, whether he would state the grounds on which the Lord Chancellor has acted in this matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I understand it is the case that the Gentleman referred to has been removed from the Commission of the Peace. The grounds on which the Lord Chancellor acted seem to be fully set forth in the correspondence which I observe has appeared in the Daily Press.
§ MR. CLANCY
I must ask the right hon. Gentleman to be courteous enough to state the grounds upon which the removal was effected.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said, the hon. Gentleman must be aware that the matter did not rest with him, but with the Lord Chancellor. He would, however, if the hon. Gentleman desired, ask the Lord Chancellor if there was anything to add, or which could be added?
§ MR. CLANCY
I would ask the right hon. Gentleman whether Dr. Ronayne was not removed from the Commission of the Peace simply for issuing a proclamation enjoining the preservation of the peace at a public meeting?
§ [No reply.]