HC Deb 08 May 1916 vol 82 cc282-3

The following question stood on the Paper in the name of Mr. W. O'BRIEN: (40) To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish, as soon as possible, a full list of the killed, wounded, and prisoners on the side of the insurgents in Ireland in mercy to their relatives?


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman's attention to the cases of civilians entirely unconnected with the insurrection, large numbers of whose families, I am informed, are still living in a state of torturing doubt as to what will happen?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I am afraid I could not give an answer offhand to the supplementary question of my hon. Friend. As to the question on the Paper, I would say that no such list is at present available, but, instructions have been given for lists of the insurgents and civilians who have been killed and wounded to be prepared. I do not know whether that covers the point of my hon. Friend. A list of the insurgents made prisoners will also be prepared. I must, however, warn the hon. Member that these lists may take some time to prepare.