§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in the recent trial of James Halpin at Ennis, Colonel Turner, Divisional Magistrate, on being told by Mr. Morphy, the Crown Prosecutor, that the deposition should be read to and signed by him before leaving the Court, is correctly reported to have said, "I am perfectly satisfied to sign it, and have it read afterwards;" and, if so, what steps the Government propose to take in the matter?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.),
in reply, said, the report alluded to was incorrect. Colonel Turner stated that as the deposition had been read over to him bit by bit, he did not think it necessary to have it read over to him again. As a matter of fact, however, it was fully read to him again.