§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has seen a statement issued by the Catholic Committee in St. Mary's Hall, Belfast, and entitled a True Account of the Riots in Belfast in the month of April, 1893; whether he has now information which enables him to confirm or to deny the statements therein made as to the rioting and wrecking in North Street and Carrick Hill; as to the looting of 781 Connolly's house; and as to the repeated attacks on Catholic workmen in Queen's Island in the absence of the police; and whether, on a review of the whole evidence, he can now state what provocation the Protestant population had received?
§ * SIR E. HARLAND (Belfast, N.)
Is it not true that peace and order have been again restored in those particular districts in Belfast; that both the Catholics and the Protestants are working together; and is it not unwise to rake up this unfortunate disagreement amongst them?
MR. J. MORLEY
In answer to the question of the hon. Baronet, I can only say that I do not think it is quite fair that I should be called upon to judge of the wisdom or un wisdom of the questions put to me. With regard to the question on the Paper, I have seen the statement referred to. I can only say that I find nothing in this publication, nor have I received any subsequent information, which materially affects the view of these disturbances which I gave to the House on April 28.
§ MR. PICTON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there has been deliberate and persevering looting, and that Connolly's house was persistently attacked and set fire to?