HC Deb 13 June 1918 vol 106 c2356
15. Mr. KING

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that his predecessor in office and the Prime Minister have given assurances that the Boys Scouts' movement, should not be interfered with in Ireland; whether he can explain the arrest of Bemera Thompson, aged sixteen, at Carrick-on-Suir, and his being charged under the Crimes Act, 1870, his offence being that he, as Scout leader, led smaller boys out into the country on a march; and whether this boy will be immediately released and the prosecution dropped?


I am making inquiries into this case.