§ MR. SEXTON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the circular published in the "Freeman's Journal" of Saturday, purporting to be addressed by the Executive to County Inspectors of Constabulary in Ireland, is an authentic document; if so, why the Government have desired the inspectors to report whether large numbers of persons intend coming from their respective counties to Dublin on the occasion of the unveiling of the O'Connell statue and opening of the Irish Industrial Exhibition; what classes of persons so intend, and whether certain agitators and ex-suspects, whose names are given, may be expected in Dublin on the occasion; and, whether the Government have any intention of impeding the celebrations in Dublin on the 15th instant, or of interfering, in any particular cases, with the right of individuals in any part of Ireland to participate in those celebrations?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Confidential Circulars can only get abroad by a breach of confidence; and I cannot answer any Question about them in the House. The Government have no intention of impeding the celebrations in Dublin, or of interfering with the rights of any person who keeps within the law.