HC Deb 10 May 1906 vol 156 cc1491-2

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has been reported to the constabulary authorities that Mr. Robert Bailey, of Farney, county Derry, whose premises were maliciously burned down after the North Derry election, was violently assaulted on the 26th ultimo on his way home from the city of Derry by three young men; whether any arrests hare been made; and, if so, what steps do the Government intend to take for the protection of Mr. Bailey from injury and persecution, his only offence apparently being that he was chairman of the Liberal committee during the election.


The assault was reported to the police. No arrests have been made. The Government are advised that the prosecution of the offenders should be left to Mr. Bailey, the assault not having been witnessed by the police. All necessary protection will be afforded to Mr. Bailey by the police.