HC Deb 12 April 1923 vol 162 cc1288-9
47. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the declared policy of the Government that British subjects domiciled in the Irish Free State shall receive adequate compensation for damage to which they have been subjected, he is satisfied that the Damage to Property (Compensation) Bill, which has recently passed through Dail Eireann, will assure this; and, if not, what action does he propose to take?


I have been asked to reply. The Bill to which the hon. and gallant Member refers is now before the Senate of the Free State, and is therefore still subject to amendment. I do not think, therefore, that I could usefully express any opinion upon the Bill at the present moment.

Colonel NEWMAN

Does the hon. Member bear in mind the unequivocal pledge given by the Prime Minister at Glasgow last October?