HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 c773

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenan of Ireland a Question, of which I have given him private notice, whether he is aware that an Orange drumming party were allowed to assemble in Banbridge. county Down, on Thursday, with the object of preventing an Irish concert in the local town hall; that district Inspector Bell allowed the mob to demonstrate in front of the Town Hall and made no effort to disperse the party: and that the houses of Nationalist traders and citizens were subsequently attacked by them; and, if so, will he say whether any of the rioters will be prosecuted.


I only received the notice as I came into the House and have not had time to get any information. If the hon. Member will put the Question down on the Paper I will answer it.