HC Deb 22 June 1905 vol 147 cc1357-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, having regard to a statement recently made in a speech by Sir Douglas Brooke, baronet, a magistrate and a deputy-lieutenant of the county of Fermanagn, at Maguiresbridge in that county, while addressing an audience of Orangemen, that, at the time of Mr. Gladstone's second Home Rule Bill, he had given out rifles to his Protestant tenantry, and had taught some of these Protestants how to shoot those rifles straight, and that there were a good many of those rifles still in the country, he can state what action has been taken by the Lord Chancellor in consequence of Sir Douglas Brooke's conduct having been brought under his notice for a second time.


The Lord Chancellor's attention has again been drawn to this matter, and he informs me that he has nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member's previous Question on the subject.