HC Deb 03 March 1921 vol 138 cc1998-9
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY (by Private Notice)

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that Mr. T. Healy, K.C., has not drawn up a series of questions to be put to Captain King, R.I.C., bearing on the Mallow inquiry, and has refused to accept such procedure; and whether he will now require Captain King to be produced as a witness?


Yes, Sir. It is, I believe, a fact that Mr. Healy has refused to accept the procedure which had beein suggested in this case. County-Inspector King who, the House will remember, was badly wounded in the foot on the occasion of the brutal murder of his wife at Mallow, is at present in Scotland under medical care. It is thought probable that he will have to undergo an operation. I have specially sent an officer to interview him and to arrange for his attendance at the Inquiry if his doctors permit him to travel. If he is unable, on purely medical grounds, to attend, it is proposed to place a sworn statement of his evidence before the Court.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will it not be possible to adjourn the Court to Scotland, or part of the Court, and give Mr. Healy a chance of examining the witness? It is in the interests of justice.


I see no reason for making an exception in this case.