§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for 1195 Ireland whether he will state by whose orders, on the night of the 5th instant, when darkness had set in, a body of police was drafted into the town of Portaferry, across Strangford Lough, and, after patrolling the village for some hours, retired as they came; and upon what information this movement was ordered, and had it any relation to the attacks recently committed on the Presbyterian National School in Partaferry.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The hon. Member seems to have been entirely misinformed. The incident referred to is imaginary. No police were brought across Strangford Lough, as alleged.