§ MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can now state what steps have been taken against the seventy-five employees of the Estates Commissioners and the thirty employees of the Congested Districts Board who were engaged in cattle driving near Ballintubber on the 10th ultimo; and whether he will give orders that these† See (4) Debates, clxxv., 450.1443 men are not to be employed again by the above-mentioned authorities.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I refer to my former Answer to a Question on this subject in which I stated that the employees referred to were members of a crowd some of whom drove cattle off the farm. I have no information that the particular men were actually engaged in driving off the cattle. Both the Estates Commissioners and the Congested Districts Board have given instructions that their employees should be cautioned against taking part in any such practices. The men in question are daily labourers temporarily employed.