HC Deb 06 April 1914 vol 60 c1622
49. Mr. AMERY

asked in what capacity General Macready was recently sent to Holywood; whether he was intended to act as military governor of Belfast in case of the proclamation of martial law; and what instructions, verbal or written, were given him in this connection?


Before the right hon. Gentleman answers: May I ask whether in view of the statesmanlike view expressed by the Prime Minister in Fife on Saturday that peace must be a peace with honour on both sides, the visit referred to was not a perfectly natural one, and one that ought to be free from criticism?


I think my answer will cover the point raised by my hon. Friend. The instructions to General Macready were of a confidential character, but I may add that there was no question of the proclamation of martial law.