§ MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that an application was made at the Belfast Police Court, by a solicitor for one of the accused rioters, that the Crown should produce Mr. Doran, J.P., who had ordered or requested the police to retire from the Shankhill Road during the thick of the riots, and that the Crown counsel expressly declined to produce Mr. Doran; and whether, considering the effect of this order or request, he 637 will cause the matter to be inquired into, and the facts and circumstances placed before the Lord Chancellor?
§ MR. ATKINSON
On Friday last I informed the honourable Member that my attention had been directed to the evidence given on the occasion referred to, in the course of which statements were made affecting Mr. Doran, J.P., and that the matter would be brought under the notice of the Lord Chancellor, who now has it under consideration. As regards the first paragraph, counsel for the Crown was asked whether he would examine Mr. Doran, and he most properly replied that he did not feel called upon to do so.