§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether Her Majesty's Government will lay upon the Table of this House a copy of the record and the depositions in the Court of First Instance and on appeal, in the case of Mr. John Dillon, a Member of this House, sentenced on the 20th instant at Dundalk to an imprisonment of six months?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I have considered this matter carefully; and, in view of the fact that the course proposed by the right hon. Gentleman is a very unusual one, and there is nothing special, so far as I know, either in the facts or the law relating to the case in the Paper, I think it will not be expedient to make the Return asked for by the right hon. Gentleman.