§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, on the 27th ultimo, in the neighbourhood of Loughbrickland, a hunting match was held in connection with the local Irish Hunting Club and the County Antrim Harriers; that as a result of excessive drinking two men have since died; and if he can state how many received hospital treatment as the result of the day's proceedings; if he can say who supplied the drink; and what action, if any, he intends taking in the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) I have received a report of the occurrences referred to. So far as the police have been able to ascertain there has been one death due to the effects of excessive drinking, and no person received hospital treatment on the occasion. I am making further inquiry into the matter.