§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Gordon Hewart)
I have been asked by my right hon. Friend to reply to this question. I do not know what cases, if any, are referred to in the question, but Regulation 55 of the Defence of the Realm Regulations provides that any person authorised for the purpose by the competent naval or military authority, or any police constable, or officer of Customs or Excise, or aliens officer, may arrest without warrant any person whose behaviour is of such a nature as to give reasonable grounds for suspecting that he has acted, or is acting, or is about to act, in a manner prejudicial to the public safety or the defence of the Realm.
§ 61. Major ENTWISTLE
asked whether the officer who arrested Mr. J. Annan Bryce at Holyhead on the night of Friday, 29th October, refused to produce any warrant or evidence of his power to arrest her; and under what authority he made the arrest?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I would refer the hon. Member to Regulation 55 of the Defence of the Realm Regulations and No. 55 of the Restoration of Order in Ireland Regulations. The officer who arrested her was duly authorised by the competent military authority, and it was unnecessary therefore for him to produce a warrant for her arrest.
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
Does the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act apply to Holy-head, which happens to be in Wales?