§ MR. CHAPLIN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that, in the case of Richmond Roach, a caretaker in the employ of the Emergency Committee in Dublin, and who was shot dead on the night of the 17th, on the property of Mr. Caldwall, near New Pallas, county Limerick, that special protection had been applied for and refused by the Irish Executive?
§ MR. W. FORSTER,
in reply, said, that, as far as he could learn, there was no foundation for the report just referred to by the hon. Member for Londonderry. With regard to the case mentioned in the Question of the hon. Member for Mid Lincolnshire, he had telegraphed for specific information, and would give him a precise answer hereafter upon it. The statement he had already received was that there were four caretakers in this place. They were armed with Snider rifles, revolvers, and swords, and it was thought that they needed no special protection; but frequent police patrols were ordered in the district. The poor man who was murdered was murdered away from his post when he was alone. If his comrades had kept with him it was probable that he would not have been murdered.