§ MR. J. K. WINGFIELD-DIGBY (Dorset, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been draw to a statement, publicly made that the Killarney Board of Guardians is unable to collect the seed loan in consequence of the recent Order refusing police protection to the Sheriff when proceeding to the scene of seizure before daylight; and whether he intends taking any steps to facilitate the recovery of their debts by the Killarney Board of Guardians?
*MR. J. MORLEY
I have received from the Local Government a Report in which it is stated that it was not alleged by the collectors, at the meeting of the Killarney Guardians, that they had been refused protection in the collection of the seed rate, but that the collectors stated that the police would not collect the rate for them. The Local Government Board's Inspector, who was present at the meeting, informed the collectors that it was their duty to collect the rate, and that they could do so by seizure, if necessary.
§ COLONEL SAUNDERSON (Armagh, N.)
Will the right hon. Gentleman be kind enough to inform the House whether, in consequence of the recent decision of the Court of Queen's Bench in Ireland, he has given orders for suspending the instruction as to withholding protection to the Sheriff?