HC Deb 28 October 1920 vol 133 c1955W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether there were reported in the Irish Press, during the years 1917 and 1918, 1,456 arrests and 1,244 sentences for political offences, 115 deportations without trial or charge, 99 suppressions by military force of gatherings of unarmed men, women, and children, 32 suppressions of assemblies such as fairs and markets, and 12 suppressions of national newspapers; and whether he is aware that during these two years only one policeman lost his life in Ireland?


While I regret I cannot verify the Press reports to which the hon. Member refers I am making inquiry as to whether official statistics of the happenings in question are available.