HC Deb 18 June 1907 vol 176 cc339-40

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland whether, having regard to the frequent assertions made by the disturbers of the peace in the West of Ireland that the Government really supports and approves of the, agitation against owners of grass farms, the Law Officers intend personally to conduct any of the pending prosecutions in Roscommon or Galway, with a view to making it clear that the aforesaid assertions are not well founded; and will Mr. Attorney-General or Mr. Solicitor-General conduct the prosecution in the Ballinagleragh case in county Leitrim.


It seems to have escaped the hon. Member's notice that before this Question appeared my right hon. friend the Chief Secretary stated in this House that it is the intention of the Law Officers to conduct personally the prosecutions at assizes in at all events some of the cases referred to. I am not prepared to say in what particular cases my hon. friend or myself will prosecute That will be a matter for my consideration in due course.