§ MR. WEBB
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been drawn to proceedings at Ramelton Petty Sessions on 29th March, as report d in the Londonderry Sentinel of 1st April, where Mr. John Mackey, Sessional Crown Solicitor for Donegal, acknowledged to having attacked with a sword Mr. Hugh Hegarty for having by accident broken a pane of glass and hiving refused to accompany him to the 1072 police office; and whether he will inquire into all the circumstances of the case?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I am informed that the matter referred to in this question is the subject-matter of legal proceedings still pending. The Irish Government will await the result of these proceedings.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
As I understand—but I do not speak with confidence in the matter—Mr. Mackey is not charged with stabbing. What he is accused of is that having a sword in his hand he assaulted the man whom he accused of having maliciously broken a pane of glass in his house.