§ 5. Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement regarding his plans for the renewal of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act.
§ Mr. O'Halloran
I am grateful for that reply. However, will my right hon. Friend assure the House that when he introduces the order he will amend it so that it will end internment and imprisonment without trial?
§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles
Now that Corporal Foxford, my constituent, has been released on bail—about which the whole House will be very glad—will the Minister say whether he has had or will have discussions with the Ministry of Defence about the desirability or otherwise of soldiers being liable for civil trial following incidents occurring on the spur of the moment under what amount to active service conditions?
§ Mr. McNamara
Why are we shuffling off responsibility on to the Gardiner Com 1710 mittee when in Standing Committee we fought the whole of this Bill, divided 22 times and resisted many of the powers in it? Why are we behaving in this way?
§ Captain Orr
Am I right in thinking that we shall get a renewal order but that there is no question of the amendment of the Act this Session?