MR. MAC NEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at 4.15 a.m. on 29th July, a bailiff named Wales, assisted by police, forced open the door of Mr. Bernard Reynolds, one of the tenants on the Crocker Estate, in South Donegal, against whom a decree for rent had been obtained at the suit of the landlord, and that, having forced open the door, rushed into the houses and demanded from Mrs. Reynolds, who was only partially dressed, the keys of the outhouses in which the cattle, the sub- 539 jects of the proposed seizure for rent, were; and, on the keys being refused, the police and bailiff broke open the doors of the outhouses, and seized the cattle; and whether he will be able to say whether the police in thus assisting the bailiff were acting within their duty.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)
My right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary, who is not at this moment in his place, has requested me to state that he has not yet received the necessary information to enable him to answer the question.