§ MR. WINGFIELD VERNER
said, he rose to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether, in consequence of the letter of the Rev. Mr. Reichel, Vicar of Mullingar, in the public press, stating that Mr. Anketell, the station master, had for some time known that he was "a marked man," and had informed him "that his dismissing a railway official had been referred to from the altar of a Roman Catholic chapel in such terms as induced two most respectable Roman Catholics to go to him and disavow all sympathy with what had been said," the Government have instituted or intend to institute any inquiries with regard to this altar denunciation and its connection with the subsequent murder?
§ MR. CHICHESTER FORTESCUE
, in reply, said, he could only say at present that the Government were instituting the fullest inquiries into all the circumstances connected with that deplorable and detestable murder, and those inquiries would include the investigation of the truth of the statement contained in the hon. Member's Question.