HC Deb 14 April 1921 vol 140 c1313W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that on Thursday, 31st March, nine armed policemen called at the house of Mr. James E. Calvert, of Darkley, County Armagh, who is a magistrate for the county, and dismantled his motor car; and if he will take steps to have the parts of Mr. Calvert's car, which they removed, returned to him?


Mr. Calvert applied for permits to use two motor cars, but the Competent Military Authority could not see his way to grant permits. In accordance with the usual practice Mr. Calvert was asked to hand over to police custody some essential part of the cars which would prevent their use. He declined to do so, and it was therefore necessary to send two skilled mechanics to dismantle the cars. They were accompanied by the usual armed police escort. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.

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