§ COLONEL MCCALMONT (Antrim, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that three persons, Dunne, Jackson, and Draper, residing at Abbeyleix, in Queen's County, have been boycotted for doing what they have a legal right to do, 73 namely, taking grazing lands; and if proper precautions have been or will be taken to prevent those persons being persecuted.
§ MR. CHERRY (for Mr. BIRRELL)
I am informed by the police authorities that the persons named in the Question have recently suffered some inconvenience and annoyance but have not been seriously boycotted. The police are taking all possible steps to secure that these persons shall not be interfered with in the exercise of their legal rights.
§ COLONEL MCCALMONT
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of these persons has to go ten miles to get the necessaries of life, and that another cannot sell his pigs in the market?