HC Deb 23 November 1916 vol 87 c1648W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the action of the Long ford Royal Irish Constabulary in interfering with a meeting of the United Irish League in that town on Sunday last and threatening to prosecute those taking part in it; whether such action is being taken by his advice or with his sanction, notwithstanding repeated promises that public meetings of this kind held indoors would not be interfered with: and whether he will now instruct the police to avoid such action in future?


I am in communication with the Inspector-General, and hope that it will be possible to avoid any interference in future with meetings convened for lawful purposes and not likely to cause disorder.