HC Deb 22 July 1897 vol 51 cc725-6
MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a meeting, composed almost exclusively of Unionists, was held on Friday last in the Central Hall, Belfast, and that resolutions were passed censuring the Government for appointing a Royal Commission to inquire into the working of the Irish Land Acts; whether he is aware that the appointment of Dr. Trail to serve on the intended Royal Commission was strongly condemned, as well as the fact that Mr. Morrough O'Brien is not allowed to try Ulster land cases; and whether he can state what course he intends to take to give effect to the desires of this Unionist meeting?


I have received copies of resolutions passed at the meeting in question. It is not the intention of the Government to take any steps such as suggested.