§ MR. W. O'BRIEN (Cork Co., N.E.)
Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland a Question which, if he is not in a position to answer now, I shall renew on Thursday. It is, whether the Go- 744 vernment have received intelligence of the death of Mr. John Mandeville, of Mitchelstown; and, whether the Government are taking any steps to secure an adequate investigation of the causes of his death?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I think I can answer this Question without Notice. I have not received any official intimation of the death of Mr. Mandeville, nor is it likely that I shall do so; but I am told that an announcement to that effect appears in the public papers. I imagine that the existing system of law is quite sufficient to cause any inquiry to be held into a death under suspicious circumstances, if such circumstances have arisen.
§ MR. W. O'BRIEN
I beg to give Notice that I shall renew the Question upon Thursday; and if it is found by that time that the Government are not taking measures to have some sworn investigation as to the circumstances under which Mr. Mandeville came by his death, I shall take the opinion of this House in reference to it.