§ The following question stood on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. MacVEAGH:
§ 55. To ask the Lord Privy Seal whether attention has been called to the fact that the Master of the Rolls stated in the High Court of Justice in Ireland on 27th May, in the case of O'Reilly v Finlay, that the conduct of the Attorney-General in that 1821 case had been indiscreet; whether his attention has been called to the animadversion by other judges of the High Court in the two other cases of habeas corpus motions; whether he is further aware that the Court of King's Bench has quashed the convictions in the cases of Mr. Flavin and Mr. Fitzgibbon, two newsagents of Listowel; whether the Irish Law Officers advised in all these cases; and whether, in view of the fact that the law is thus being broken in Ireland by those who are charged with its administration, he will state what action the Government proposes to take?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
I have been asked to postpone this question, but I do not see why the right hon. Gentleman cannot answer it now.