HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 c1421
55. Mr. KILEY

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland how many civilians, including members of the Irish republican army, have been killed and wounded, respectively, in Ireland from December, 1918, to date?


It is not possible to furnish the hon. Member with these figures. The casualties sustained by armed bands of civilians in attacks on police barracks are carefully concealed, and it is not possible for the police in the circumstances now prevailing to obtain accurate information on this subject.


Would it not be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to issue such figures as are in his possession?


They would be entirely valueless for the purpose.