HL Deb 23 June 1879 vol 247 cc412-3

To call attention to the continued dis- turbed state of parts of Ireland; and to ask, Whether Her Majesty's Government deem that the time has arrived when measures should be taken to assert the supremacy of the law? and to move for a Return of all persons now receiving police protection in Ireland, and of police posts of constabulary located in disturbed districts; and a Return of farms now unoccupied from intimidation.

[Lord ORANMORE and BROWNE not being in his place when the Order was read,]


said, he wished to draw attention to the fact that the noble Lord who had placed this Notice on the Paper, and who, the other evening had voted in the minority on the Motion that the House should commence its sittings at 4 o'clock, was absent from his place, though it was only 20 minutes past 6. The noble Lord, he supposed, had not thought fit to bring on his Motion that evening in consequence of the time occupied by the discussion on the Thames River (Prevention of Floods) Bill. He mentioned this to show how easy it would often be for the House, even under the present arrangements, to transact more Business than it sometimes did.

House adjourned at a quarter past Six o'clock, till To-morrow, half past Ton o'clock.