HC Deb 13 June 1904 vol 135 c1482
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the Dublin Corporation prohibiting soldiers walking the main streets in Dublin, and to the fact that a society called the Cuman na Gaedhael has sent a similar resolution to other public bodies for adoption; and, if so, will he state what action, if any, he intends taking in the matter.


No report on this matter has been received from the General Officer Commanding, Third Army Corps. The resolution does not appear to have any serious importance, and no action is at present contemplated by the War Office.

MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Irish Temperance League in Belfast recently refused to admit soldiers as members?


Order, order! That does not arise out of the Question.

MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

was understood to ask if the resolution was not merely aimed at disorderly soldiers and their female companions who indulged in language and conduct of a filthy character.


said he had no knowledge of the motives which led to the passing of the resolution. All he could say was that the War Office did not propose to take any action.