HC Deb 07 August 1905 vol 151 c346

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state at what hour was the first complaint made to the police as to the alleged shooting incident on the premises of Mr. Edward Cole Magenis, Drumdoe, Boyle; at what hour did the police first visit the place after the alleged occurrence; was it from the newspapers or from Mr. Magenis and his servants that the police first heard of the occurrence; did Mr. Magenis forward any written report to Sir Neville Chamberlain; and, if so, will he state its nature.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The case was reported to the police by one of Mr. Magenis's servants at four o'clock on the morning of July 12th. The police at once proceeded to the house, arriving there at 4.30. On July 20th Mr. Magenis forwarded a written report to the Inspector-General to the same effect as his subsequent letter to the Press.