HC Deb 05 December 1906 vol 166 cc960-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to the increase of picketing and boycotting by branches of the United Irish League at Dromahair, Drumkeeran, and Ballinaglera; whether he is aware that the League in Sligo have caused to be published a statement to the effect that the Trades Disputes Bill which has just passed the House of Commons legalises picketing in agrarian cases; and whether, under these circumstances, he will advise His Majesty's Ministers to insert a new clause, when the Bill is before the other House, providing that agrarian disputes are outside the scope of the measure.


I have no information that the fact is as stated in the first part of the Question, or that the league in † See (4) Debates, clix., 794. Sligo has caused to be published a statement to the effect mentioned in the second part. As regards the concluding part of the Question, the question there referred to was fully debated in this House, and I have no statement to make on the subject.