HC Deb 02 March 1920 vol 126 c288W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that in consequence of the recent order of Dublin Castle to enforce martial law between the hours of 12 midnight and 5 a.m. railwaymen complain of the insecurity of life; that even those in possession of permits who complete their turns of duty between the hours mentioned and have to travel considerable distances to their homes are in fear of being shot by the military; and whether he proposes to take any steps to put an end to this position?


No complaints have been received by me in this matter whether from railwaymen or from any other persons. Railwaymen holding permits suffer no inconvenience beyond that occasioned by the darkness of the streets, owing to the action of the Corporation in extinguishing all street lamps from 11.30 p.m.