I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether it is the intention of the Crown to take up the case of Mr. William Cox Reynell, Ballyhug, v. Mr. Michael Taafe, Grange Hall, for abusive language and assault on the 24th June, under the circumstances that certain parties were engaged in a criminal conspiracy by subscribing towards a cattle-driving fund; whether the case has been brought under the notice of the Law Officers of the Crown; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take in the matter.
§ MR. BIRRELL
As I have already informed the hon. Member for Mid Armagh, this matter has been brought to the notice of my right hon. friend the Attorney-General, who will consider whether the facts are such as to warrant a prosecution. The Attorney-General is 107 at present prosecuting Sit Assizes, but will deal with the matter upon his return