§ 47. Mr. MARTIN
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to a speech made in Belfast on 12th July by the right hon. Member for Dublin University, in which he said that the Government knew perfectly well that they could not rely to-morrow on the Army to shoot down the loyalists of Ulster; whether the Government intend to prosecute the right hon. Member in question under the Statute of Edward III. as to incitements to crime; and, if not, how the Government distinguish this utterance from the statement pointing out that the Government could not rely on the troops to shoot down striking working men for which an editor and two printers were sent to gaol under the said Statute?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I cannot without fuller information as to the exact language used and its context, express any opinion as to whether the Statute of Edward III. applies to the case. I understand that the persons referred to in the last paragraph were not prosecuted under the Statute of Edward III., but under a Statute of 1797.