§ Sir A. MARKHAM
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he is aware of the grave concern felt in the county of Nottingham owing to the very grave losses which the Sherwood Foresters have suffered in Ireland?
§ Sir F. BANBURY
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that during the outbreak two officers and a policeman, who were motoring to Dublin, were stopped, taken unarmed, put against a wall, and shot; that two were killed, and the policeman fell against the third and knocked him down, so that he—the only survivor—was only shot in the lung and not killed; and whether, under the circumstances, justice ought not to be meted out to these murderers?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I will inquire into the case mentioned by the hon. and 455 learned Gentleman (Mr. T. M. Healy). In regard to the question put by my hon. Friend (Mr. Holt) I may say that no one is more anxious than I am, as I said yesterday, that there should be no undue severity in the execution of the law.
I may perhaps take the opportunity of answering a question put by the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy (Sir H. Dalziel) as to the casualties sustained by His Majesty's troops, the Royal Irish Constabulary, and other forces during the outbreak in Ireland. They are as follows:
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§ This makes a total of 521.