§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state how many Jews were compelled to leave Limerick owing to being boycotted; and whether he has any official information as to the condition of the Jews remaining in Limerick at present.
§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
Before the right hon. Gentleman answers, may I ask if his attention has been called to the fact that at the Summer Assizes at Limerick next Thursday, there is no criminal case from that city to go before the Judge.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S.)
Yes, I believe so. I am informed that thirty-seven members of the Jewish persuasion have left Limerick since the agitation against their methods of business commenced. Of the 121 who remain, about a fourth are in poor circumstances, hut the remainder are stated to be comfortably off.
§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
Is not the treatment to which the Jews have been subjected due to their charging excessive rates of interest?