asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any figures as to the number of men who have joined the Army from Galway since the outbreak of War were officially supplied to the judge who charged the Grand Jury at the Galway Assizes; and, if not, whether he will give the correct figures or the nearest approximation to them?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Gulland)
My right hon. Friend is not aware that any figures were officially supplied. As the hon. Member may be aware, it has been considered undesirable to make public recruiting statistics.
§ Mr. PATRICK O'BRIEN
Will that answer be conveyed to the learned judge who thought it necessary to make a political speech to the Grand Jury and to offend the whole of the people of Galway by misstating figures?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
Charges of that sort against judges should not be made. If the hon. Member wishes to make any charge against a judge he should put a Motion down in the ordinary course.