HC Deb 02 May 1902 vol 107 cc570-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state how many of the Annaghmore, County Armagh, rioters will be brought to trial, when and where the magisterial investigation will take place, and whether the local justices of the peace will be entitled to adjudicate in the case.


Those persons who the Crown may be in a position to prove took an active part in the riot will be proceeded against. As their number may be increased, I must decline, for obvious reasons, to state it at this stage. Those against whom the Crown can now proceed will be brought before the petty sessions of the district in which the riot occurred in the ordinary way, but I must decline to enter further into particulars, as Questions such as this, whatever their object, frequently result in causing resort to the canvassing of jurors and magistrates, and to other methods tending to defeat justice.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Chairman of this petty sessions district is Master of the local Orange Lodge?


Order, order!

MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)

Are these men to be tried by Removables?