HC Deb 23 June 1920 vol 130 c2198W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether on several recent occasions, notably at Dublin and Waterford, Irish railway servants have refused to carry detachments of troops; whether on each occasion the troops have thereupon been removed and the trains have proceeded without them; and whether His Majesty's Government have yet taken steps to prevent such regrettable incidents?


Such cases did occur, and the Government refrained as a matter of policy from taking any action which could be regarded as provocative while the situation was being discussed by responsible Labour leaders in England. The position has now changed, and definite instructions have been issued both to the troops and to the police.