HC Deb 01 December 1920 vol 135 c1234
57. Mr. LYLE

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government possesses sufficient powers to deal swiftly and effectively with Sinn Fein outrages in this country; and, if not, whether he will seek them from Parliament?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I think the existing powers, including those under the Defence of the Realm Regulations, arc sufficient. When the Defence of the Realm Act expires, it may be necessary to come to Parliament for further powers.

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