§ Lieut. - Commander KENW0RTHY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he addressed a number of journalists last Saturday afternoon at the Irish Office on the subject of the Govern- 417W ment's Irish policy; whether these journalists attended by invitation; if so, whether any invitations were sent to representatives of Irish newspapers; if not, why were they excluded from the conference; whether his speech to the journalists was confined to the Government's treasure for setting up courts-martial; if not, whether any reference was made to an intention on the part of the Government to submit a more acceptable scheme for the settlement of the Irish Question; and whether he will lay upon the Table of the House an authenticated verbatim report of the proceedings of the conference?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
An invitation was issued to all Sunday newspapers to hear a statement from the Chief Secretary, to clear up some serious misconceptions in reference to the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act and the Government's policy in reference to Ireland. An authenticated verbatim report of the interview was published in the Sunday Press.