HC Deb 30 November 1920 vol 135 cc1097-8

(by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether any armoured protection was afforded on the cars or lorries ambushed near Macroom on Sunday last, resulting in the murder of 16 members of the Auxiliary Police; and, if not, will he again urge upon those responsible for such matters that the best possible protection which can be improvised should be at once provided for cars or lorries used by police patrols in disturbed districts in Ireland?

The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Colonel Sir Hamar Greenwood)

I cannot say at the moment, as I have no information, whether the two lorries in this case were armoured or protected; but I can say that all cars used for patrol purposes are being armoured as rapidly as possible.