HC Deb 10 July 1916 vol 84 cc15-6

asked by whose direction collectors and organisers of funds for relief of dependants of those killed in the recent insurrection in Dublin are now being thwarted and deterred by police-surveillance and annoyance in various parts of Ireland; whether any competent authority has declared such organising and collecting to be illegal; and whether such interference, whether official or officious, will be discontinued?


There has been no police interference with the collection of funds forbonâ fidepurposes of relief, but in cases where it appeared that the collection was intended to be accompanied by the sale or distribution of disloyal flags or tokens, the organisers were warned by order of the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief that they would be liable to arrest and prosecution under the Defence of the Realm (Consolidation) Regulations.