§ 11. Earl WINTERTON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he proposes to order an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the recent overpowering of an armed guard of His Majesty's forces in Dublin, without any member of the guard in question firing a shot, or, alternatively, if he will order a court-martial upon the officer command- 206 ing the battalion to which the guard belongs for allowing his battalion to be in such a state that a guard provided by it can be overawed and overpowered by a gang of desperadoes?
§ 12. Earl WINTERTON
asked the Secretary of State for War if any orders have been given to the General Officer Commanding in Ireland to the effect that armed guards of His Majesty's forces when attacked by desperadoes, in the possession of arms, are not to fire if they can avoid it?