HC Deb 31 March 1898 vol 55 cc1504-5

I have to ask the indulgence of the House for a moment or two while I make a personal explanation. On Friday, March 18th, I asked the Attorney General for Ireland whether he had received from Mr. Thomas Stewart an affidavit making a serious charge against the Crown Solicitor for Sligo. I now desire the permission to say that I regret extremely having been the medium of asking this Question. Mr. W. Fenton, the Crown Solicitor for Sligo, is a gentleman of the highest personal character, of spotless professional reputation, and I should be sorry to screen myself behind my Parliamentary privileges as a Member of this House in making any aspersion on a gentleman who so little deserves it.

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