HC Deb 14 March 1917 vol 91 c1071

asked what steps the military authorities have taken to apprise the American Government of the fact that Dr. Patrick MacCartan, an American citizen, has been, without charge or trial, deported from Ireland, his only known offence being his opinion that Ireland is entitled to representation as a distinct nation at the forthcoming International Peace Conference; seeing that this is President Wilson's opinion also, whether the American Government acquiesce in the punishment of an American citizen for entertaining it; and whether that Government requires a charge to be formulated and tried in a Civil Court in this case?


I am not aware that the American Government has interested itself on behalf of this man.