HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc420-1W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has completed his inquiries into the outrage on Clonmeen school; whether he will lay upon the Table of the House of Commons copies of the police reports on the matter as well as copies of the reports supplied to the constabulary by the teachers of the school; is he aware that the window through which an entrance was effected is glazed from the inside, and that, therefore, the glass could not be removed from the outside, and that the burglars must therefore have entered by the school door; will he state in whose custody were the school keys on the occasion of the outrage and furnish a copy of the report supplied by the custodian to the police, and state the result of the constabulary inquiries into the outrage; and whether they believe the outrage was malicious and what was the motive that led up to it?


The outrage mentioned by the hon. Member consisted of the breaking of a window and some damage to school books and stationery. The police have certain information, but are not at present in a position to take proceedings. I do not propose to lay any Papers before the House.