§ 70. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the military authorities administering martial law in Ireland have yet allowed any civil investigation of the picking of pockets of prisoners and of the persons shot and buried surreptitiously, and of the looting done in houses under pretext of searching them; whether property so acquired, including table linen and ladies' dresses used to carry smaller articles, is deemed to belong to the individual soldier taking it; whether the property so taken from the houses of Madame O'Rahilly and 1647 Countess Plunkett has yet been restored; and whether the soldiers who took the property are being detained in Dublin for a public civil inquiry into such matters?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Inquiry will be made, but in the meantime I must not be taken as accepting as correct the allegations contained in the question.
§ Mr. GINNELL
Will it be an inquiry by a civil authority as distinguished from a military authority?