§ MR. HAZLETON (Galway, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland a Question of which I have given him private notice, viz., whether on Sunday night last at about ten o'clock, Mr. Thomas O'Donnell, county councillor, and two other persons were arrested and brought to the police barracks in Tuam; whether they were detained without a warrant in the barracks all night, and until four o'clock the following evening; whether the police authorities twice refused the request of Mr. Glynn, solicitor, to have a local magistrate, three of whom were available, sent for to take the depositions in the case; whether it was only after the police had failed in their efforts to secure the attendance of resident magistrates from Ballinrobe and Loughrea that they consented to allow a local magistrate to act; and, if so, can he state what is the explanation of this action on the part of the police, seeing that all that was required was to get a justice to give a remand to petty sessions.
§ MR. CHERRY
I am afraid I have not the information enabling me to answer the Question, but if the hon. Member will put his Question down my right hon. friend will no doubt reply to it on Monday.