§ Mr. LONSDALE
asked the Chief Secretary if he has seen the official report of the speeches delivered at a United Irish League meeting, held on Sunday, 19th June, in the vicinity of Newtownbond, for the purpose of denouncing Captain Bond and his agent; whether he is aware that the object of the meeting was to secure that until Captain Bond sold to his tenants a ring of fire should be drawn round Newtownbond, and that the Nationalists of the district should use the weapon at their hands; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?
§ Mr. REDMOND BARRY
I have seen the official report of the speeches referred to in the hon. Member's question. I have no doubt that the object of the meeting was to try and compel Captain Bond to sell his lands to the tenants. The action of those concerned in the movement against Captain Bond is being closely watched, but at the present stage it is not considered expedient to institute a prosecution.