§ MR. WALTER LONG
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland what are the results, as disclosed by recent constabulary reports, of the action of the United Irish League in opposing the letting and the stocking respectively of grazing farms in Ireland under the heads of acreage of eleven months farms unlet owing to United Irish League influence, and acreage of farms unstocked or partly stocked owing to United Irish League influence, respectively; and what were the similar results as shown by the constabulary reports in May of last year.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The constabulary reports upon this matter for the present year have not yet been completed, but in any case it would not be possible to publish the information asked for. The reports are, as the right hon. Gentleman is aware, of a confidential nature, and much of the information contained in them must necessarily, in the nature of the case, be conjectural.