§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Home Secretary whether any reward was offered for information which would lead to the rearrest of Mr. de Valera on his escape from prison; whether such reward has been claimed; whether the Government has any knowledge as to his present whereabouts; and, if so, are any steps being taken to secure his rearrest?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I understand that no reward was offered other than that which appeared in accordance with the usual practice on the printed notice of escape issued from the prison. This notice offers a reward not exceeding £5 for the apprehension of a fugitive. According to the Press, De Valera is in Dublin, and I am informed that it is not proposed to take any steps for his rearrest.