§ MR. W. REDMOND
May I be allowed one word of personal explanation with reference to what occurred yesterday? I desire to say that my conduct was not at all actuated by any desire to be discourteous to you, Sir, in the Chair, or in any way to be disrespectful. I simply made a protest, and I am glad I made it, against what I think a very unfair and infamous thing, to punish a man for wearing the shamrock.
§ MR. SPEAKER
I am glad the hon. Member has made a statement with regard to himself. I am sure he, and hon. Members generally, will believe that it is with very great regret I ever feel it to be my duty thus to exercise the authority of the Chair.
§ MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN
Will the First Lord of the Admiralty consider whether he will restore to Pilkington his good-conduct badge?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
That depends on the regulations, under which the badge can be re-earned by six months' good conduct.
MR. P. O'BRIEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that on St. Patrick's Day, 1892, a similar case occurred at Devonport, and—