I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the statement of Mr. Justice Kenny, when addressing the grand jury at the Roscommon recent Assizes, to the effect that the county of Roscommon was in a state of extreme lawlessness at the present time, that he found four cases of incendiary fires and four of threatening letter writing, in which only one person had been made amenable, that the outrage known as cattle-driving was prevalent in the county, and that a condition of matters existed that caused anxiety to those charged with the peace of the county; and what action, if any, he proposes to take.
§ MR. BIRRELL
I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the Answer which I gave to the similar Question put by the hon. Member for Mid. Armagh on Monday last.