HC Deb 19 October 1916 vol 86 cc765-6W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the judge who sentenced Patrick and James Power to eight months' imprisonment at Cork Spring Assizes has informed the Irish Government that it is not correct that he stated he would impose a sentence of three months' imprisonment and subsequently altered the sentence to eight months; and whether he will suggest to the Estates Commissioners that they should direct an inspector to investigate the whole circumstances of the eviction of John Power, the father of Patrick Power, and James Power from the lands of Newtown, county Waterford?


The learned judge informs me that he made no statement to the effect mentioned. I have referred to the Estates Commissioners for information as to the suggestion in the concluding part of the hon. Member's question.