§ MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that 30 more eviction summonses under the 7th section of the Land Act, 1887, have been served upon the tenants of Lord Clanricarde, in the district of Woodford, as also a considerable number on the tenantry at Portumna; and whether the forces of the Crown will be given for the purpose of carrying out these evictions in this district, where so many evictions have already taken place?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
There are, I understand, 30 such summonses down for hearing at Woodford Petty Sessions, and 32 adjourned summonses down for hearing at Portumna Petty Sessions. The forces of the Crown will not he given for the purpose of carrying out these evictions. Should, however, the Sheriff require and ask for protection in carrying out the law, of course that protector, subject to the exigencies of the Public Service, will not be withheld.