HC Deb 18 April 1921 vol 140 cc1536-7W

asked the Chief Secretary whether it is by instructions that Crown forces trail Irish tricolour flags from lorries in passing from place to place; and whether, in view of the fact that this practice is provocative, he will give instructions for its cessation?


I presume the hon. Member refers to the flag of the Irish Republican Army. In that case the answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, all sections of the Crown forces are well aware that such undignified action would incur the strong disapproval of their superior authorities and that any case brought to notice would be appropriately dealt with.

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