§ 14. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any officers at the Curragh in 1916 followed the precedent of their predecessors at the Curragh in 1914 by refusing to obey orders unless given a guarantee by the Government that they should not be required to fire on the insurgents; and, if so, whether the guarantee was given or any other action taken?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I cannot enter into the accuracy or inaccuracy of the hon. Member's historical allusions. As regards the behaviour of the troops in the difficult circumstances in which they were placed, he will be glad to learn that there is abundant testimony from all quarters that the orders given showed wise appreciation of the situation, and that they were obeyed promptly and with all possible consideration for all persons concerned.
§ Mr. GINNELL
I did not ask about the troops, but about officers Did any officer refuse to act, as in 1914, without a guarantee?