HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 c1036W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the cattle-driving affray in the neighbourhood of Ballinasloe, in which from 400 to 500 people were fighting the police for four hours; whether an adequate military force has now been sent to maintain order in the district; whether any and, if so, how many other cases of cattle-driving have taken place during the last two months in Ireland; and whether in every case the Government have taken or will take the necessary steps to maintain the peace?


The reply to the first, second, and fourth parts of the question is in the affirmative. In addition to the case referred to there have been six other cases of cattle-driving during the past two months.