HC Deb 27 June 1918 vol 107 c1200
14. Mr. McKEAN

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that at a place called Carrigartha, near Castleblayney, in the county of Monaghan, a civilian, by name Patrick Duffy, died as a result of gunshot and bayonet wounds inflicted in the early morning of the 4th instant by two soldiers named, respectively, Sleight and Rodgers; that the two soldiers referred to, although summoned by the police, failed to attend the first inquest on the deceased; if he can state the cause of such absence; and if he will say whether, having regard to the verdict of the jury that the military were not justified in their action, any inquiry has been, or will be, held into the circumstances of the occurrence?




My question is addressed to the Chief Secretary, and I want an answer from him. Why is he not here?


I understand the hon. Member desires to postpone the answer till the return of the Chief Secretary.