HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 cc1300-1W

asked what steps the military authorities have taken to apprise the American Government of the fact that William Pedlar, an American citizen, has been without charge or trial deported from Ireland, his only known offence being his opinion that Ireland is entitled to representation as a distinct nation at the International Peace Conference; seeing that this is President Wilson's opinion also, whether the American Government acquiesce in the punishment of an American citizen for entertaining it; and whether that Government requires a charge to be formulated and tried in this case?


As far as I am aware, no steps have been taken by the military authorities, nor has the American Government interested itself in this man.