HC Deb 28 October 1920 vol 133 cc1957-8W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to a letter over the signature of Sir Horace Plunkett, in the Press of 26th October, directly traversing the Chief Secretary's statement to the effect that he had never seen a tittle of evidence to prove that the servants of the Crown had destroyed creameries; and whether he will have published the evidence which, according to the letter in question, has been furnished directly to the Government by the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society itself?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Since the Debate on the 20th instant I have seen a number of statements dealing with the destruction of a creamery at Reiska, but there is no evidence which could form the basis of a charge against any individual servant of the Crown. The question of compensation is on a different footing, and, as I have already stated in the House, is being considered by me. It is open to the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society to publish any statements they may have in their possession.

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