HC Deb 28 April 1893 vol 11 c1483
MR. ROSS (Londonderry)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is he aware that on Wednesday the 26th a crowd following a Nationalist band throw quantities of stones at Christ Church, Londonderry, also at the Craig Memorial Schools, breaking the windows and otherwise injuring the buildings, and that a large number of Nationalists assembled shortly after near the spot and lighted bonfires; and what steps does he intend to take for the repression of such disorder and for the protection of Protestant property in the city and neighbourhood?


I am happy to say the Report received from the Constabulary Authorities does not show injuries of the serious extent indicated in the question. It is not true that Nationalists assembled and lighted bonfires. I regret to add a small pane of glass appears to have been broken and two others injured in the church and two panes were broken in the Memorial Hall. The crowd following the band consisted mainly of women and children. The subject of band-playing after dark in the City of Londonderry is under consideration by the Magistrates.