HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 cc679-80W

asked whether there is any record of the names of witnesses and the evidence they gave against Dr. Hayes in connection with the affair at Ashbourne, county Meath; and, if one of the witnesses now wishes to correct his evidence in justice to the prisoner, will an opportunity be given him to do so before a civil tribunal?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the evidence was given before a court-martial and an opportunity to correct it before a civil tribunal could not be given. Any representations, however, of the nature indicated can be made to the War Office and would not be refused consideration.