HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 c1811W

asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to the extreme hardship and financial loss caused to the motor trade in Dublin and other Irish towns by the curfew regulations and the orders restricting the use of motor cars to very limited areas; and whether he will consider the advisability of modifying the curfew regulations and extending the area for the use of motor cars?


No, Sir, I do not propose to modify regulations which have been made with the sole object of safeguarding the lives of law-abiding persons and rendering crimes of violence less easy of performance. The imposition of such regulations, unhappily necessary in the present state of affairs, does cause hardship, but that is inevitable as long as a state of rebellion exists.