§ MR. J. O'CONNOR (Tipperary, S.)
I desire to ask the hon. and learned Solicitor General for Ireland a Question; but I understand from him that he is not prepared to answer my Question fully, as the Star Chamber inquiry in Roscommon has not yet concluded. I wish him to inform me whether the money for the drink paid for by the police in this case, and supplied to witnesses who were or might be examined at the Star Chamber inquiry in question, is provided for out of the public funds?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. MADDEN) (Dublin University)
I am sorry to say that I am not in a position to consider any portion of the Question, as I have not received as yet a reply to my inquiries on the subject.
§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
Is the drink supplied to the witnesses before or after giving evidence?
§ MR. MADDEN
I have not the least information on the subject as to whether there was any drink supplied at all.