§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the police have been able to trace the perpetrators of the cattle-maiming outrage on Mr. Bailey, in South Derry.
I am informed that the police have made every effort to discover the offender or offenders in this case, but up to the present have not succeeded in doing so. They are still pursuing their investigations.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman is he not aware that this is the third attack to which this gentleman has been subjected: that during the general election he was violently assaulted himself and that now his cattle are maimed; and whether the right hon. Gentleman does not think that is rather a high price to pay for his voting Liberal.
I have no power in the matter. I can only say that every possible† See (4), Debates, clvii., 902; clvii., 257.1055 effort will be made to trace the perpetrators of this outrage, but hon. Members must remember that these outrages were committed at night and it is extremely difficult to trace a thing of that sort.
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
Could not the right hon. Gentleman supply North Derry with the same government which is supplied to South Tipperary in cases of the same kind?
§ MR. MACVEAGH
Would the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Member for the Division has denounced these cruel outrages, and, if not, whether he may be deemed to be in favour of them.