HC Deb 23 June 1904 vol 136 c1001

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether ho is aware that John Higgins, a witness at the Court of Inquiry against Constable Anderson, swore that Father Denis O'Hara sent for him and instructed him what he would have to prove against Anderson; and, if so, what action, if any, did the Court of Inquiry take in the matter.


The witness remembered making a statement to District Inspector Shankey on the 15th August in the presence of Father O'Hara and Sergeant Keegan; that Father O'Hara sent for and spoke to him on the subject a short time before, and told him he would have to prove this against the policeman. No action was taken in the matter by the Court of Inquiry; its function was to elicit facts.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say that without smiling?