HC Deb 12 January 1894 vol 20 c1439

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what steps have been taken by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the cases of Mr. Butterly, J.P., and the Mayor of Drogheda, who respectively moved a resolution and presided over the meeting that passed it, naming and holding up to execration a Mr. Chambers because he was the purchaser of certain agricultural produce?


The Lord Chancellor has communicated with the Mayor of Drogheda, and Mr. Butterly. The Mayor states that he merely presided on the occasion by virtue of his office, and expressed no view in the matter. The Lord Chancellor has not yet received an explanation from Mr. Butterly, but he has promised to send a full one, and then the view of the Lord Chancellor will be announced.