HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc965-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether the Government proposes to pay damages to those persons who, having been arrested in connection with the recent rising in Ireland, and who having been detained for a period, were ultimately set free without trial; and whether the Government intends to award compensation to such persons for the losses resulting from their imprisonment to or in their respective trades or occupations?


The reply to both parts of the question is in the negative.


asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the fact that some among the prisoners from Ireland may be released on certain conditions, such cases will be submitted to the Advisory Committee; if he will state to whom applications should be made, and to what tribunal the said prisoners shall apply for reconsideration of their cases; and whether court-martial cases come within the scope of this proposal?


It is not thought necessary to resubmit cases to the Advisory Committee. Application may be made to the Home Secretary or to my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary for Ireland, on behalf of any interned man, if he is willing to undertake not to engage in any act of a seditious character or calculated to hinder the prosecution of the War, and if in cases where this is required satisfactory sureties can be found for his future good behaviour. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.