§ MR. ROSS
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been called to the case of a man called Stewart sent over on a removal warrant to Londonderry Union from Scotland, who had left Londonderry when 18 months old, and had spent 56 years of his life in Scotland?
MR. J. MORLEY
I have seen a report of the case referred to, the facts of which are correctly stated in the question. It appears that the warrant of removal declares that the man had not acquired and retained a settlement in Scotland, and, so far as the Local Government Board are aware, there was nothing illegal in the removal in the present instance. I am aware, of course, that the existing law sometimes operates with harshness in cases of this kind.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that we have continually brought in Bills to prevent this injustice, and that they have always been blocked by the Tory Party?
§ [The question was not answered.]