§ MR. W. O'BRIEN (Cork)
In reference to the Petitions against Homo Rule, I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he has received a resolution from the Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors of the City of Cork, cordially approving of the Home Rule Bill, there being only eight dissentients?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
Yes, Sir; I have received the resolution with much pleasure, and I accept it, as a specimen of what, as I understand, is the uniform sentiment of the Elected Corporate Bodies in Ireland.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware that the meeting of the Corporation which adopted the resolution was attended by barely half the members?