§ 8. Mr. M. O'Neill
asked the Secretary of State for War the purpose of the mobilisation of British Armed Forces in Ulster on the 5th and 6th of March; and what action was taken by these Forces.
§ Mr. O'Neill
Is the Secretary of State for War aware that it was authoritatively stated that in order to protect British military installations the Six County Government ordered the mobilisation of B men, with orders to fire on any motorist who failed to stop within a reasonable distance, and as a result of that one man was shot dead and two others were seriously injured? Will he indicate why it was necessary for the Army to shelter behind the backs of the B men?
§ Sir D. Savory
Is not it necessary for the police, and even also for the military forces, when required, to protect the Border, in view of the raids on Armagh and Omagh, followed by serious wounding of the garrison?