HC Deb 07 May 1903 vol 122 cc33-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what directions, if any, have been given to the Royal Irish Constabulary in connection with inquiries that are being made about evicted tenants in Ireland in connection with the Irish Land Bill; and whether the police inquire or ask for information in the first instance from the evicted tenant where it is possible.


The only directions issued were contained in two circular letters calling for information to enable the Return moved for by the hon. Member for South Tipperary to be prepared. Where the official records were insufficient to supply this information, the police obtained it from the best source available, including in many cases, the evicted tenants. But no special instructions were given on this point.