§ MR. JAMES STUART
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any evidence, other than police evidence, was brought forward before the magistrates at Letterkenny, connecting Father M'Fadden, or the other prisoners, committed for trial for the murder of Inspector Martin, with the death of that constable; and whether it is correct, as asserted in the Daily News of Tuesday last, that the statements made by the constables were "made in some instances after the constables had had frequent opportunities of talking over among themselves as to what had happened?"
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I think the hon. Gentleman will feel it would be very improper for me to answer a question with regard to the character of evidence being given in a case now proceeding.