§ MR. CHAPLIN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is true that, in the case of Richard Roach, a caretaker in the employ of the Emergency Committee in Dublin, and who was shot dead on the night of the 17th, on the property of Mr. Caldwell, near New Pallas, county Limerick, that special police protection had been applied for and refused by the Irish Executive; and, whether he will lay upon the Table the Correspondence between the Emergency Committee and himself, the Under Secretary, Mr. Clifford Lloyd, and the Inspector General of Constabulary, with regard to the granting of special police protection to the men employed as caretakers by that Committee?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER
, in reply, said, that the protection applied for was not thought necessary by the authorities at Dublin. The murder was not committed at or near the house, but at some distance from it. There had been no application for protection for these persons in going to and fro, and police protection would not have been required for three or four well-armed men if they kept together; but, unfortunately, three out of the four went away, leaving the other man by himself.