§ Mr. DILLON
asked the Chief Secre-[...] Ireland whether the Proclamation 1688 placing Ireland under martial law has-ever been revoked; whether, until that Proclamation is revoked, martial law remains in force in Ireland; and when it is proposed to put an end to that regime?
§ Mr. DUKE
I stated on the 13th of February the facts with regard to the Proclamation of martial law, which was made in April of last year, in regard to a state of insurrection which then existed but which has since come to an end. The existence of a state of martial law does not depend upon Proclamation, and, as I stated before, the only exceptional powers-now in use in Ireland are those of the Defence of the Realm Regulations.