HC Deb 25 June 1888 vol 327 c1120
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?


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.