HC Deb 24 November 1920 vol 135 cc448-9W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether a Report was submitted by the police to his Department on or before 6th October last, describing the burning by the police of Tubbercurry and Achonry creameries; and, if so, why he was not in possession of this information on 20th October last?


I would refer the hon. Member to a reply which I gave yesterday to a question on this subject put to me by the hon. Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy).


asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the following creameries have been destroyed by forces of the Crown since 10th April: Castleiny, Kilcommon, Killea, Knockplane, Littleton, Nenagh, Loughmore, Newport, Rear-cross, Reiska, Silvermines, Templerea, and Upperchurch, all in County Tipperary; at Devon Road, Grange, Garryspillane, Hospital, Kildimo, Kilronan, Killeskully, Knocklong, Lackamore, Newcastle West, Pallas, and Shanagolden, all in County Limerick; at Lixnaw and Abberdorney, County Kerry; at Achonry, Ballintrillick, Ballyara, Ballymore, and Tubbercurry, all in County Sligo; and at Banteer, County Cork; whether attempts at arson were also made by forces of the Crown at Ardfert, County Kerry, and Milford, County Cork; and in how many cases have the incendiaries been punished?


As I have already informed the House, inquiries into the allegations made against the forces of the Crown in connection with the damage caused to a number of creameries are still proceeding, and I am unable at the moment to make any further statement.