44. Mr. NUGENT
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that a sergeant of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Kingscourt, County Cavan district, waited on an officer of the local branch of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, warning him that he would not be permitted to hold the regular monthly meeting in the Hibernian Hall unless he had applied for and received a permit; will he state whether this officer was out-stepping his duty, or, if not, why information was not supplied to the executive officer of the society; is he aware that this organisation is registered under the Friendly Societies Act, and approved by the National Health Insurance Committee for the administration of National Insurance; that regular meetings are necessary to conduct the business of the society; and, if so, what action he proposes taking with reference thereto?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on this subject in answer to his question yesterday.
May I raise a point of Order? Inasmuch as this question was not reached yesterday, I asked that it should be put down for to-day, and I expected I should have an opportunity of putting it to-day.
§ Mr. SHORTT
I have nothing to do with that at all. The answer appears in the OFFICIAL REPORT this morning.