§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he has seen the report in the Cork and Kerry newspapers of the arrest of Mr. J. O'Leary and Mr. Michael Healy, town clerk, Killarney, on warrants under the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, on Tuesday evening, November 27, and that District Inspector Rogers stated there were incriminating documents found upon them; whether he is aware that they stated that these documents referred to evidence they had been collecting for some Irish Members in connection with the case of The Times before the present Commission of Inquiry; 1013 and, if he will order these documents to be returned to the defendants forthwith, if it is ascertained that they are of the nature described by the defendants?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The Divisional Magistrate reports that Mr. Healy was arrested on a warrant charged with obstructing and assaulting the police, and Mr. O'Leary was charged with inciting to the same. Some documents were found on them. One was of an incriminating character, and cannot be returned. The others, if such as the hon. Member describes, will, of course, be returned.