HL Deb 05 July 1888 vol 328 cc393-4

My Lords, a rumour has reached me, the authenticity of which I do not know, that we have recovered that freedom of debate on Irish questions which was so seriously questioned the other night by certain noble and learned Lords on account of pending legal proceedings. I do not know whether that rumour is true or not; but in the meantime I wish to give Notice that on an early date, to be fixed later, I shall move the following Resolution:— That in the opinion of this House Her Majesty's Government deserves the support of Parliament in securing to the subjects of the Queen in Ireland the full enjoyment of personal freedom in all their lawful transactions, and in protecting them from the coercion of unlawful combinations.