§ 69. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War the number of funerals from Dublin to Glasnevin, after the suppression of the insurrection, which even the nearest relatives were not allowed to accompany, with the official reason for this prevention; the number of coffins burst open on the way by the military and police, with the official reason for this desecration; whether anything was found in any of the coffins to justify this interference; and, in view of the Irish feeling that the dead should be inviolable, will he say who was responsible for what was regarded as a violation of the dead and an outrage on the living?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given him on the 16th May. I cannot state the number of such funerals. As I have said, the purpose of opening coffins was identification.
§ Mr. GINNELL
When will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give the particulars asked for in the question, so that I may not repeat the question?