§ MR. CHARLES LEWIS
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he is aware, and, if it be true, that some three or four months ago a large number of the process servers of the county of Donegal resigned office on the ground of intimidation on the part of the Land League; whether their places have as yet been filled 902 up; and, if not, why not; whether at the last Quarter Sessions at Carndonagh, county Donegal, only five processes were served, the usual number being about one hundred and fifty; and, what steps the Government propose to take to provide the means for suitors to recover debts in that district?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, that three process-servers in the barony of Innishowen, in the county of Donegal, had resigned their appointments, the reason of their resignation being that they anticipated danger to themselves in the discharge of their duties, in consequence of the disturbed state of the district. In two cases they had offered themselves for re-appointment; but, as yet, no person had been found willing to take the office of process-server in the district of Carndonagh. There were only 10 processes served last Quarter Sessions. The Government had proclaimed this barony as being in a state of disturbance by a special proclamation under the Coercion Act.