HC Deb 18 May 1916 vol 82 c1655W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that at a sitting of the Gateshead tribunal just before the Sinn Fein outburst, one of the members, Mr. J. G. Wood, asked an Irishman whether he was not a Home Ruler, whether he did not consider the Phoenix Park murderers the greatest heroes in Ireland to-day, whether he did not think the shooting of landlords a praiseworthy act, and whether he did not dance in the streets when some landlords were murdered; and whether he is prepared to take steps to secure that such expressions shall not be repeated or, failing this, to ask the gentleman who asked the questions to retire from the tribunal?


I am making inquiry respecting this matter.