§ MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a police report concerning an attack made upon a shop attendant 274 named Kane at Abbeyfeale, county Limerick, on Monday, 13th May, by Laurence and John Nolan; whether he will inform the House why one of these men dangerously wounded Kane in the jaw with a knife; and whether the assault is connected with the fact that William Forde, Kane's employer, holds an evicted farm at Knockanadive, near Brosna, seeing that the defendants spent the afternoon outside Forde's shop at Abbeyfeale taking notes of the persons dealing with him and of the names on the carts calling for goods at his establishment.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Laurence Nolan has been returned for trial at quarter sessions for the offence of assaulting Kane, but no charge in connection with the matter has been preferred against John Nolan. It would be quite irregular to enter into the details of the case while criminal proceedings are pending.