MR. COURTHORPE (Sussex, Rye)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the boycott of Mr. Taylor, of Blacklion, county Cavan, has been resumed, and that he has been informed the boycott will only cease if he makes a payment in money to the representative of the original tenant of his holding; whether he has any official information showing that the Society of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is directly responsible for the boycott; and whether Mr. Crozier, justice of the peace for county Cavan, and Mr. Bracken, petty sessions clerk and postmaster at Blacklion, continue to combine their official duties with participation in these acts of exclusive dealing.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I am informed by the police authorities that it is not the fact that the boycotting of Mr. Taylor has been resumed. The suggestion made some time since that Mr. Taylor should give some monetary compensation to the daughter of the evicted tenant is stated to have been made in a friendly spirit by one or two persons. Seeing that there is now no boycotting in the case, the 46 Questions raised in the concluding paragraphs do not arise.