§ MR. M'CARTAN
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that at the Glasserchoo evictions, on the 24th May last, the reporter of the Derry Sentinel asked District Inspector Heard why the police were entering the houses, in all cases first, and Mr. Heard replied in the hearing of the Special Commissioner of the Daily News, "Oh, we have orders to that effect now"; and whether he can now say if such orders were sent to Mr. Heard or any other officer in Donegal?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
District Inspector Heard states that he never spoke to any reporter on the subject, and that the words mentioned were never used by him. No such orders were sent to Mr. Heard or any other officer in Donegal.