HC Deb 22 July 1915 vol 73 c1632

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War the military reasons for prohibiting, under the Defence of the Realm Act, the erection of a monument in the city of Dublin to the memory of the innocent civilians slain by British soldiers in July last; and whether he will give the House the text of the inscription?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

The General Officer Commanding the troops in Ireland considered that the words proposed to be inscribed on the memorial, referred to in the question, were likely to cause disaffection to His Majesty the King and to prejudice the recruiting of His Majesty's Forces, and accordingly prohibited its erection.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether the words are true or not?


I shall have to consider that question. I do not know.