HC Deb 03 July 1916 vol 83 c1196
31. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Home Secretary the number and the names of prisoners from county Clare imprisoned in England on account of the recent rising; and whether, in consideration of the fact that there was no disturbance of the peace in county Clare, he will consider the advisability of the release of all these prisoners?


The cases are not classified by counties, but I understand that there are about ten cases from Clare. They are receiving the consideration of the Advisory Committee.


Will the right hon. Gentleman bring it home to the Government that it may be running counter to the public interest to pursue those petty cases?


I should say that will be given due consideration.