HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2159W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state the reasons for the arrests and deportation from their country last week of thirty-two Irishmen; if any charge was made against them; if he has been informed that many of the men deported had to leave wives, mothers, and children at home wholly unprovided for; if under the Act of Parliament which has been cited in those cases the men concerned are entitled to be notified beforehand and given a certain time to leave their home district instead of being forcibly conveyed therefrom without notice; and will he take steps to have definite charges formulated against these men and an opportunity given to rebut them?


I can add nothing to the statements I made in answer to questions and in Debate on Monday last.