§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a procession on the 13th inst., while passing down Donegal Street, Belfast, was stoned, and that persons were injured; and if he can state why only two policemen were placed at this point to keep back the opposing mobs.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) There were sixty-four police on duty in Donegal Street at the time of the occurrence. They did their utmost to keep the opposing mobs asunder, and several of them were struck with stones.