HC Deb 13 May 1889 vol 335 cc1857-8
MR. JAMES STUART (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is the case that in the evictions to take place to-day at Glasserchoo, on the estate of Mr. Olphert in Donegal, it is intended to burn down the houses from which the tenants are evicted; and, whether he will give instructions to the police not to assist in burning the houses?

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

Is it the case that any evictions are to take place to-day?


The statement to that effect in the first paragraph appears to be a blunder. There are no evictions to take place to-day. In answer to the remaining portion of the question, I have to say that the Constabulary Authorities report that the allegation contained in the first paragraph is, so far as they are aware, perfectly unfounded. There is no necessity to give the instructions indicated in the second paragraph, the police being quite aware of their duty in the matter.