HC Deb 02 August 1923 vol 167 c1699
33. Captain FOXCROFT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has yet received any information from the Irish Free State with respect to the discovered bodies of two British officers murdered at Macroom?

Captain DOUGLAS HACKING (for Mr. Ormsby-Gore)

The Free State Government have no information regarding this matter, and my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary regrets that the information which the hon. and gallant Member was good enough to supply, as a result of the answer to his question on 12th July, was not received until too late to enable the Free State Government to complete their inquiries into it in time for this question. As soon as he receives any information from the Free State Government, he will communicate it to my hon. and gallant Friend.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman make most determined efforts in that direction, because the relations and friends of these murdered officers are very anxious in regard to this question.


We are making every effort. Yesterday another wire was sent, and an acknowledgment came only this morning. Every pressure that is possible is being used.