HC Deb 18 November 1920 vol 134 c2114W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he has received any communication from the executive council of the Typographical Association protesting against two Irish members of the association being arrested by the authorities in Galway; whether he is aware that these two men were detained in custody for some days and then released without any charge being made against them; and whether he is prepared to grant compensation to these men for their apparently unwarranted arrest?


The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. These men were arrested with two others in the printing office of the "Galway Express," where some highly seditious matter was at the time being printed. I cannot admit that the arrest was unwarrantable, or that the persons concerned have any claim to compensation.