§ MR. WALTER LONG (Dublin, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Government sent Mr. Horne, late resident magistrate, to the West of Ireland to report upon the condition of that part of the country, especially in regard to lawlessness; and, if so, will they lay the Report of Mr. Horne upon the Table.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
As stated in my reply to a Question asked by the hon. and gallant Member for 1471 East Down on 4th March last, Mr. Home was employed in County Galway for ten days in the month of January last. His communication to the Government was of a strictly confidential nature, and will not be published.