HC Deb 16 February 1922 vol 150 cc1196-7
54. Lieut.-Colonel DALRYMPLE WHITE

asked the Chief Secretary the number of persons kidnapped by Sinn Fein in Ireland between 1st August, 1920, and the date of the truce, showing whether military, police, or civilians, and specifying how many of these were subsequently released and how many are presumed to have been murdered?

The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Colonel Sir Hamar Greenwood)

The number of persons kidnapped during the period in question is 170, of whom 34 were police, 5 military and 131 civilians. Of the police, 17 have since been released, 15 are believed to have been murdered, and 2 are believed to have left the country. All the military kidnapped have since been released. Of the civilians, 115 have been released, 8 are believed to have been murdered, and 8 are still unaccounted for.