HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 cc2921-2W

asked the Prime Minister whether those imprisoned persons against whom, in their absence, vague charges, such as that of receiving German money, have been made before the Irish Commission of Inquiry, and in support of which charges no evidence was produced, are to be afforded any opportunity of vindicating their character in a public Civil Court where witnesses and evidence can be properly tested?


No charge of receiving German money has been made, so far as I am aware, against any individual. Whether the organisation was supported by German money is a question for the Royal Commission. As regards the hearing of the cases of the interned prisoners, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made yesterday.