HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 cc1206-7

asked the Prime Minister whether any statement, will be made in the House with reference to the official visit of the Secretary of State for War to Northern Ireland; and whether, in view of the re-establishment of law and order in Northern Ireland, any communications passed between the Secretary of State and the Northern Government as to the 200 internees at Larne who have presented their Cases before that Government's Advisory Committee and, in particular, as to the junior Member for Tyrone and Fermanagh in this House, who has been interned since 23rd May, 1922?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut.-Colonel Guinness)

I have been asked to reply. My Noble Friend's visit was official only in so far as it concerned the inspection of regular troops. With regard to the second part of the question. he informs me that no communication whatever on the subject passed between him and the Northern Government.