HC Deb 18 October 1916 vol 86 c558
90. Mr. NUGENT

asked the Home Secretary whether Irish prisoners have been offered their liberty if they signed certain conditions; and, if so, will he state if there is any precedent for any such course being adopted by any other nation; and is he aware that in 1881 and 1882 several Irish prisoners were offered the same conditions, and, out of 2,000, there were only one or two who would agree to 'such proposals for their liberation?


In answer to the first part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 10th October to the hon. Member for North Galway. The second part is, perhaps, more suited to discussion in Debate than to be answered within the limits of a Parliamentary reply.