§ THE LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN (Mr. SEXTON) (Belfast, W.)
I wish to put a Question on a matter of urgency to the Chief Secretary. I wish to ask him whether he is aware that two constables left Ireland last evening with a warrant signed by Mr. Cecil Roche for the arrest of the hon. Member for West Kerry (Mr. E. Harrington); and, also, whether Constable Jeremiah Sullivan, previous to his more famous escapade of last night, served the hon. Member for East Limerick (Mr. Finucane) with a number of summonses calling on him to appear at Castleconnell on Monday next; and what arrangements will the Government make to secure that hon. Gentlemen will not be prevented by these political charges from being present during the discussion of the Irish Estimates, which commences next Monday?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
I shall have to ask for Notice in reference to the earlier part of the Question. As to the latter part, which is the more material, I have the satisfaction to tell the hon. Member that arrangements have been made to enable the Gentleman referred to to be present at the discussion of the Estimates next week.
§ MR. SEXTON
I hope the Chief Secretary will allow me to ask him (as I intend to repeat the Question tomorrow, with regard to the warrant against Mr. E. Harrington) whether he 328 has any objection to undertake that the warrant will not be executed in the meantime?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I hope the hon. Gentleman will be satisfied with the answer that I have already given him. I believe that arrangements can be made by which the hon. Member will be in his place next week; but I do not like to answer off-hand a question about warrants.