HC Deb 01 December 1908 vol 197 c1274
MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that about ten days since in the town of Kilfinane, County Limerick, the bailiff of Colonel Gascoigne served writs for possession on several of his town tenants, there being no rent of any account due, but merely as the result of a request on the part of the tenants to have their rents reduced; did Fenton the bailiff serve those writs with revolver in hand; was he accompanied by members of the constabulary force, and, if so, by whose orders; and will the Executive Government on such occasions utilise the police in the early stages of the proceedings to recover possession of houses from people many of whom are in poverty.


Proceedings are pending for assaults in connection with this matter, and it is not therefore desirable to make any statement on the subject.