HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 cc2084-5W

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that Mrs. Sheehy-Skeffington complains that, although the promise to return articles taken from her house and from her husband's body has been partly fulfilled, she is still short of two large trunks with their contents, one attach case marked with her initials and some of its contents (papers, address books, fountain pen, pinc-nez, etc.), various Irish and German books, English and American pamphlets, a quantity of house-linen, sheets, quilt, table-covers, etc., flags, pictures, photographs, a letter file containing all her private letters, several of her husband's letters, one dating many years back, various manuscripts of literary work of her husband's, including an unfinished play, and many books and papers having reference to her work as teacher of French and German; whether he is aware that she applied for the property, and after another search a wicker basket with some papers was returned from the headquarters of the Irish Command, Park-gate, containing things largely not hers; and will he say what is being done to secure restitution?


I must refer my hon. and learned Friend to the oral answer I gave to the hon. Member for East Mayo to-day.