§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE (Bradford, Central)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Who was responsible for the selection of persons for prosecution for attending the midnight meeting at Woodford on October 16 last, and for attending the meeting near Woodford on January 31 last; and, whether he or the Attorney General give their approval, before prosecutions are instituted, for holding meetings or for making speeches in Ireland?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
There is, I believe, no change in the practice which has always prevailed in Ireland. The Attorney General for Ireland is responsible for prosecutions; but naturally, whenever a question of public policy arises in connection with a prosecution, he consults with the Executive Government.