HC Deb 16 June 1904 vol 136 c288

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a gun, the property of Mr. Peter Dowling, Straboe, has found its way into the possession of the police at Maryborough, having been taken by a local gamekeeper from a servant of Mr. Dowling's, who was carrying the gun without his employer's knowledge; and whether, in view of the fact that Mr. Dowling holds a licence from the resident magistrate and also an Excise 10s. licence, he will state upon what grounds the police refuse to restore the gun to the owner.


I am now informed that the gun has been identified by Mr. Dowling as his property. He has undertaken to make a declaration to this effect and that the weapon was taken out of his possession without his knowledge or approval. When this has been done it will be restored to him.