§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for 1217 Ireland if he will state if he has any official reports in regard to an alleged outrage at the residence of Mr. Persse, Woodville, county Galway; and, if so, whether he will state their purport.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The occurrence referred to consists in this, that the fanlight over the door of Mr. Persse's residence was broken, it is believed, by a blow from a stone and not by a shot from a firearm. The matter has received and will continue to receive the close attention of the police, but for the reason given by me on Thursday last† I must decline to disclose the contents of their reports, which are confidential documents.