HC Deb 07 March 1919 vol 113 c794
Mr. Speaker

informed the House that he had received the following letter relating to the arrest and imprisonment of a Member:

General Headquarters, Ireland,

Parkgate, Dublin,

6th March, 1919.


I have the honour to report that on the 4th day of March, 1919, Mr. Pierce Beasley, M.P. for East Kerry, was arrested under a direction issued by me and committed to Mountjoy Prison, there to await his trial by court-martial for an offence against the Defence of the Realm Regulations.

I have the honour to be,


Your obedient Servant,

F. Shaw,


Commanding-in-Chief, Ireland, Competent Military Authority.

The Right Honourable

The Speaker,

House of Commons,

London, S.W. 1.