HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1758-9W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what is the estimated damage to property in Cork by incendiary fires for which the forces of the Crown are responsible; and what is the amount of the damage for which persons unknown are responsible?


There is no evidence to connect members of the forces of the Crown with any of the incendiary fires which have recently occurred in Cork. Pending the decision of the claims for compensations under the Criminal Injuries Acts, it is impossible to furnish an estimate of the damage caused by these fires.