§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER (Belfast, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he would state to the House what is the number of persons who have been committed in Ireland under the Act Edw. 3, c. 1, since the 22nd August, 1892; what is the total number of outdoor meetings which have been prohibited in Ireland by the Government since 22nd August, 1892; and on what grounds have such meetings been interfered with?
MR. J. MORLEY
I am not in a position to give to-day the information required by the first paragraph of the question; inquiry is still in progress. As regards the second and third paragraphs, it appears that 16 such meetings have been interfered with since August 22, 1892, on the ground of anticipated intimidation in connection with evicted farms.