HC Deb 07 July 1910 vol 18 cc1769-70

asked the Chief Secretary if he was aware that the "Longford Leader" newspaper of Saturday, 2nd July, contained a paragraph indicating that Mr. Michael Magaw had refused to surrender the Middleton farm, and that a monster meeting is to be held on Sunday next, 10th July, to deal with this latest attempt at grabbing in the county; whether this meeting will be permitted to take place; and whether any further action is to be taken against this and other newspapers which continue to publish intimidatory notices?


I am aware that the "Longford Leader" did make the publication referred to in the question. The matter is receiving the attention of the Government. Prosecutions are at present pending with respect to the publications in this newspaper.


May I inquire whether a prosecution will also take place in Belfast against the magistrates and others who held a public meeting to intimidate the right hon. Gentleman the Member for the Strand Division (Mr. Walter Long)?