§ THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON) (Belfast, W.)
, referring to a statement of the First Lord of the Treasury as to the course of Public Business, in which he promised to consider whether seven Irish Members should not be prevented, by reason of summonses issued or threatened against them, from the discharge of their Parliamentary duties in connection with the Irish Estimates, asked the Chief Secretary whether he was aware that summonses had been served on several already, ordering them to appear in Ireland on Monday next, the first day on which the Irish Estimates were to be discussed, and what steps he would take?
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman is he aware of the fact that Mr. Cecil Roche at Tralee to-day refused any adjournment in the case of the hon. Member for Kerry (Mr. E. Harrington), and ordered a warrant to issue for his arrest?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
, said, he was personally anxious that those hon. Members should be able to be present at the discussion of the Estimates, and he would see what could be done in the matter; but, of course, it was impossible to interfere beyond a certain point with the ordinary course of the administration of justice.