HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 cc2105-6W

asked whether Irish military officers are not permitted to visit their homes in Ireland when on leave; if not, what is the reason; and whether these officers are allowed the privilege of being in the foremost ranks in the big offensive against the Germans?


I do not know whether my hon. Friend has in mind any temporary restrictions which may have been imposed at the time of the Dublin rebellion. These restrictions were solely due to difficulties of transport and no longer exist. Apart from this, there has, of course, been no discrimination in the privileges as regards leave in favour of or against any section of the officers of His Majesty's Forces.