HC Deb 27 July 1922 vol 157 c660
51. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary whether the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act is still being carried out; and whether it is being used to deport Irishmen from Great Britain?


I have recently made an Order under the Act named and the Regulations thereunder requiring an Irishman who was in England to proceed to Ireland for the purpose of residing there.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will this Act automatically come to an end when the Constitution is ratified?


I am afraid I cannot answer that question.

Captain BENN

Can the right hon. Gentleman give any undertaking that he will not act under this Act without consulting the Provisional Government?


No, I cannot give any such undertaking.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Was not the Act intended to apply to anyone in this country, and is it to be left on the Statute Book indefinitely and used against Englishmen?