§ 27. Mr. NEWMAN
asked whether the Chief Secretary's attention has been drawn to an official statement made by the national secretary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (Irish American Alliance) that a flourishing division of the order is in existence in the city of Cork; and whether he still intends to ignore the disloyal resolution recently passed by the Cork City division censuring the Lord Mayor for honouring the toast of the King 517 at the St. Patrick's Day banquet to the corporation?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I had not seen the statement referred to until the hon. Member called my attention to it. It does not agree with the information furnished to me by the police, and I am not disposed to attach much importance to it. The resolution, if it was ever passed, is not deserving of serious notice.