(by Private Notice) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has been in communication with the Government of the Irish Free State as to the massacres of Protestants in South-West Cork, and what information he can give to the House?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
I have been in communication with the Provisional Government with regard to this, and I am assured that no effort will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice.
§ Rear-Admiral ADAIR
May I ask the Lord Privy Seal of what avail it is to refer these outrages to the so-called Provisional Government?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Would the right hon. Gentleman state whether in any single case of these murders there has yet been any prosecution instituted?
§ Mr. RONALD McNEILL
In view of the answer given, that the right hon. Gentleman has made inquiries of the Provisional Government, may I ask whether His Majesty's Government here have now totally abandoned these loyalists, who are exposed to expropriation and assassination?