HC Deb 03 March 1921 vol 138 cc1990-1
30. Mr. MOSLEY

asked the Prime Minister whether he had received, before the 9th October, any information concerning the sacking of Balbriggan by forces of the Crown on 21st September, 1920, resulting in the death of two women and four children; and, if so, what is the character of that information?


I received a full report concerning the occurrences at Balbriggan on the night of the 21st September last, many days before the 9th October. I have at no time, however, received a report to the effect that the deaths of two women and four children resulted from the disturbances on the night in question. I am informed that there is no truth in this allegation.


May I ask the Prime Minister why he was not acquainted with events which took place nearly a fortnight before he went to Carnarvon on 3rd October and delivered a speech on the Irish situation which, according to this information, entirely misrepresented the facts of the case?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I do not accept that statement.

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