§ 82. Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the number of police officers and men, if any, kidnapped in Ireland since the 1st January last; the number escaped or restored to liberty; and the number whose fate or whereabouts is unknown?
§ 89. Mr. PENNEFATHER
asked the Secretary of State for War the number of men and officers kidnapped in Ireland since 1st January last; the number escaped or restored to liberty; and the number whose whereabouts or fate is unknown?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Churchill)
The number of officers and other ranks of the Army kidnapped since 1st January last is ten. One has escaped; two have been restored to liberty; one was subsequently found murdered: and the whereabouts or fate of six is unknown.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I think that is a most insulting suggestion in reference to gallant British officers whose present whereabouts and safety must be the cause of the most poignant anxiety to their relatives.