§ MR. HEALY
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in reply to a question last year, he stated that he would give an undertaking that Militiamen arrested under the Protection of Person and Property (Ireland) Act would not be deprived of their bounties; and, if so, on what ground Sergeant James Bourke, who has been in the Clare Militia for the past eight years, and who was arrested under the Coercion Act in February last, has been refused his bounty by the commanding officer?
§ MR. CHILDERS
Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I have to say that I have made inquiry into this case, and I find that the officer commanding the 7th Brigade of the South Irish Artillery Division referred the matter to the War Office, and on the 4th instant he was informed that Sergeant James Bourke should receive his bounty. I presume that it has been paid to him.