HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 cc1277-8
51. Captain Viscount CURZON

asked the Chief Secretary whether the total casualties to the forces of the Crown and the rebels in Ireland since the 1st January are known; and, if not, whether any approximate estimate can be given?


The total casualties sustained by the Crown forces in Ireland since the 1st January last number 406, made up as follows:—

Police killed 95
Police wounded 173
Military killed 45
Military wounded 93
The casualties sustained by the rebels in ambushes and other attacks upon the Crown forces are carefully concealed, and it is not possible to furnish an approximate estimate for this period. The number, however, is believed to have been considerable.

Captain W. BENN

Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House in the terms of the Chief Secretary that the policy is succeeding and is succeeding rapidly?

52. Viscount CURZON

asked the Chief Secretary how many farmers and other civilians have lost their lives through acts of violence in Ireland since 1st January; how many of these men were ex-service men; whether the religious denominations to which they belonged are known; and in how many of these cases is it known whether these murders were due to Sinn Fein and how many to the forces of the Crown?


If the Noble Lord will repeat this question (of which I received notice only yesterday), on Thursday of next week I shall endeavour to furnish him with the desired information.