HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 c1506

asked the Chief Secretary whether the house of Mr. David Clancy, of Kilfinane, County Cork, was destroyed in the month of February by military or police as a reprisal for the burning of an aeroplane which had descended close by; whether the police now admit that this was due to a mistake; and whether any steps have been taken to compensate the owners of the house and to fix the responsibility for the error?


The Commander-in-Chief informs me that exhaustive inquiries have failed to establish the responsibility of any members of the Crown forces for the destruction of Mr. Clancy's house, and that he has been unable to trace the source of the alleged statement by the police. If the hon. Member can supply further information on this point the inquiries will be continued. Mr. Clancy made a claim for compensation for malicious injury, and was awarded £900.