§ SIR HENRY HOWORTH () Salford, S.
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether a man charged with the murder of Mr. Bird at Bantry has been arrested; and whether he has any evidence that the murder was of an agrarian character.
MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he thinks the interests of justice would be 1536 served by answering the second paragraph of the question?
§ CAPTAIN DONELAN
I wish to ask you, Mr. Speaker, whether, as the second paragraph of the question is calculated to prejudice the case, it is not out of order?
§ MR. ATKINSON
One man has been arrested, and is at present under remand, charged with the murder of Mr. Bird. Whilst the investigation into the crime is taking place, it would be obviously improper on my part to make any statement as to the motive for the commission of the crime.