§ 16. Mr. N. MACLEAN
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether Cornelius Murphy, a Kerry farmer, was accused of being in possession of arms, and sentenced to death by a court-martial and shot; whether he can state how many are in custody, under the same charge; and whether the same method of trial will be followed in their case?
§ The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Colonel Sir Hamar Greenwood)
The answer to the first and last parts of the question is in the affirmative. I regret that I am not able to give the figures asked for in the second part.
§ Mr. MACLEAN
Does the right hon. Gentleman not consider that the execution of anyone for merely being in possession of arms is outside the law of this country, and that such a sentence ought not to be put into operation in Ireland or anywhere?