§ MR. EDWARD HARRINGTON (Kerry, W.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Why the police authorities in Tralee have prevented the members of a fife and drum band in that town from playing through the streets and adjacent roads on Sunday, as was their wont 1167 hitherto for their own amusement and that of the public?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
On one occasion only has the band referred to been prevented from playing through the streets of Tralee; and on that occasion the reason for preventing them was that the police believed the collection of a crowd would lead to a disturbance.
§ MR. EDWARD HARRINGTON
asked, whether there was a meeting being held on that day, or what was the reason that a disturbance was feared?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said, the day in question was the day before the trial of the hon. Member for the Harbour Division of Dublin (Mr. T. C. Harrington), and the hon. Member was expected to arrive in the town.