HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c375
25. Colonel M'CALMONT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can state the regulation under which men now serving in the Army who were imprisoned or interned in consequence of having been concerned in the Irish rebellion are to be discharged from the Service; under what conditions will discharges be granted; whether men so discharged will be entitled to the same privileges as other ex-soldiers; and whether they will be permitted to resume residence in Great Britain in defiance of the Military Service Act, or be sent back to Ireland, or be interned as alien enemies?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave him on 19th February, of which I will send him a copy.


Arising out of that reply may I ask whether we are to understand these men who are considered too disloyal to serve in the Army are to be allowed to live where they like?


I cannot and anything to the answer I gave, and I will send my hon. Friend a copy.