§ Mr. LUNDON
asked what is the cause of the delay in making known the result of the inquiry held into the attitude of the police authorities at Cappamore on the 5th of May last, when, as the result of an order given by the district inspector, four men were stabbed with bayonets without any provocation whatever; who is the official appointed to conduct the inquiry, and from whom did he seek evidence?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
This case was one requiring careful investigation, and no time has been wasted. The inquiry was held by Mr. Ball, Assistant Inspector-General, who took evidence from nine civilians and nine members of the Royal Irish Constabulary who were present on the occasion. The result of the inquiry is to confirm the account of the occurrence given by my right hon. Friend the Attorney-General for Ireland in reply to the question asked by the hon. Member for Limerick City on 10th May last, save that it appears that in the scuffle between the police and the crowd a second man was wounded by a bayonet.