§ 61. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Prime Minister whether it is with the sanction of the Government a secret military order has been issued in Ireland prohibiting advertisements, appeals, and collections for the Irish Volunteer Dependants' Fund; whether the secrecy is to prevent the prohibition becoming known in America and the Colonies; and whether he will have the prohibition publicly withdrawn and this work of charity and mercy allowed to proceed freely?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
My right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, has 1309 asked me to answer this question. The War Office have no knowledge of any secret military order of the kind mentioned, but inquiry is being made to see whether there is any substance in the hon. Member's allegations.
§ Mr. FLAVIN
Will the hon. Gentleman also inquire whether the military authorities have issued instructions in Kerry to prevent the exposure in windows of booklets and photographs published by Unionist firms in connection with the rebellion in Dublin?