§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieu- 1200 tenant of Ireland if he can state under what circumstances was a Nationalists' band from Ballyvarley allowed to parade the road leading from Banbridge to Scarva for almost the entire day on the 13th instant; and whether, in view of the fact that the police authorities prohibited Protestant bands parading on this road, he will, in the interest of the public peace, give instructions against similar band parades in future.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The Nationalist band paraded the road between Rings End and Ballyvarley School, in accordance with its annual practice, on the 13th July. The band did not leave its own locality. No Protestant band attempted to play on this portion of the road.