§ Mr. GLANVILLE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to a letter over the signature of Sir Horace Plunkett, in the Press of 26th October, directly traversing the Chief Secretary's statement to the effect that he had never seen a tittle of evidence to prove that the servants of the Crown had destroyed creameries; and whether he will have published the evidence which, according to the letter in question, has been furnished directly to the Government by the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society itself?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Since the Debate on the 20th instant I have seen a number of statements dealing with the destruction of a creamery at Reiska, but there is no evidence which could form the basis of a charge against any individual servant of the Crown. The question of compensation is on a different footing, and, as I have already stated in the House, is being considered by me. It is open to the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society to publish any statements they may have in their possession.