HC Deb 16 May 1916 vol 82 cc1334-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why no notification was given to non-combatant civilian residents in the bombarded area of Dublin, and no attempt made to get them, or even the women and children, out of that area before the bombardment was begun?


The hon. Gentleman is not correct in suggesting that there was any general bombardment. The Artillery fired on the houses which it was clear the rebels were occupying in force. It was not possible to give notification in such cases, but all possible endeavours were made to remove women and children.