§ Mr. DUKE
I cannot ascertain that any application for a permit for a schoolgirl has been made. My hon. and learned Friend the Solicitor-General for Ireland stated on the 21st March that under the terms of the notice issued by the competent military authority declaring county Clare a special military area no permission to enter the county is necessary in the case of a female ordinarily resident therein. The military authorities inform me that permits have not been issued and have not been refused.