§ Mr. T. M. HEALY
asked the Prime Minister if General Maxwell made any report on the shooting of an aged priest named Father Waters, at his own door by a sentry; and are the Dublin papers free to publish the facts, including statements by members of the Marist Order who took the dying statements of Father Waters?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I have received the following report from Sir John MaxwellNo complaint on the subject of the death of Father Waters was made to the military authorities. From inquiries made on 2nd July, 19l6, it was reported that he had been wounded by a stray bullet whilst entering his residence, and he died of his wound on the 8th May, 1916.The Marist Order have not to my knowledge reported the alleged dying statements of Father Waters.I do not consider that such statements should be exempted from the ordinary rules of censorship.(Signed) J. G. MAXWELL. 8th August, 1916.