§ MR. P. C. DOOGAN (Tyrone, E.)
I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland, has he read a minute of the evidence taken at an inquest in Cookstown touching the death of a boy of 14 years of age, named Patrick Coleman, from which it appears that the verdict of the jury at their adjourned meeting of the 10th June was that, in their opinion, the deceased Pat Coleman came to his death from strangulation, but by what means they were unable to find; and, what steps the Government propose to take to clear up the mystery of this boy's death.
§ * MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am asked by my right hon. Friend the Attorney-General to say in answer to this Question that he has carefully read the report of the evidence given at the inquest. Since the inquest, the Police have been investigating the case, but no evidence has as yet been obtained to implicate any person, or even to show that the death was not accidental.