§ MR. LONSDALE (Armagh, Mid.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether John Padden, who was denounced as a grabber at a meeting at Barhane, near Belmullet, county Mayo, on 3rd October, 1905, arising out of which Mr. John O'Dowd, M.P., and Mr. Conor O'Kelly, M.P., with Mr. James Mills, J.P., were indicted for alleged conspiracy, is still the occupier of the farm formerly rented by an evicted tenant, named Augustus Loftus; and whether John Padden has claimed and received, or is now receiving, police protection.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) John Padden is still in occupation of the farm in question. He has made no application for police protection, but the police are aware of the facts and are taking such steps as they think needed.