§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what steps the authorities intend taking in the execution of decrees on the estate of Mr. Rattigan, of Camlirk House, Edgeworthstown; whether he is aware that the tenants have declared their intention to resist the execution by every means in their power; and whether, in the interest of the peace of the district, he will refuse to lend the forces of the Crown to carry out these executions.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WYNDHAM,) Dover
This is a small property, the rental of which is considerably below the Poor Law valuation. There are twenty-one tenants, all of whom, except four, have paid their rents. Civil bill decrees have been obtained against the latter. If protection is requisitioned for their execution it will, of course, be afforded.