§ 73. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether Detective Leary, of Union Quay, Cork, is supplied with sufficient money to buy the back numbers of local newspapers which he requires for his political purposes; and whether it is with the sanction of his superiors he gets employés in the offices of those papers to steal the back numbers for him?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Mr. Birrell)
Constable Leary is not supplied with money for the purchase of back numbers of local newspapers, and the imputation contained in the second part of the question is without foundation.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I have much better authority for my answer than the hon. Member has for his statement.