HC Deb 10 February 1893 vol 8 c1046

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the electioneering proceedings of the priests in the County of Meath during the last three weeks; and whether he proposes to take any steps, by initiating legislation or otherwise, to prevent a recurrence, at the coining elections in that county, of the intimidation and undue influence which caused the Judges to decide that "the election for the Southern Division of Meath, both under the Statute and the Common Law, was void and must he set aside" through undue influence?


I am happy to say that my attention has not been called to electioneering proceedings in Meath during the last three weeks. With regard to the second part of the hon. Member's question, whether I shall propose any legislation to prevent a recurrence of intimidation, I may say that the election takes place in five or six days, and I think that the hon. Member will see that the interval is rather short.