§ SIR CARNE RASCH
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of the two non-commissioned officers of the Irish Guards who were refused admission to the Gaelic Athletic Sports at Lea Bridge Clapton, on 23rd May, having previously paid their entrance, owing to the fact of their being in the uniform of their corps; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the matter.
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER, Belfast,
I was not aware of this matter until my hon. and gallant friend drew my attention to it. If the facts are as stated, the action taken by those responsible appears to have been a gratuitous outrage of a kind which thought was now unknown, but trust that the publicity given to the case by this Question may render the recurrence of such an incident impossible.
§ GENERAL LAURIE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
Will the right hon. Gentleman ascertain if these premises are licensed, and, if they are, will he urge the; licensing magistrates to take care that the licence is withdrawn without compensation?
§ MR.MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
Are not soldiers in uniform refused admission to English hotels, restaurants, and places of amusement?
§ MR. CULLINAN (Tipperary, S.)
Have not the promoters of these athletic sports a perfect right to conduct them as they choose?
§ [No answer was returned.]