asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the event of the Government of Great Britain deciding to grant compensation to persons whose houses and property were destroyed or damaged in the recent conflict between British and Irish republican forces, he will grant priority of compensation to those who are unwilling to resume their occupation in the Irish Free State and are desirous of restarting their life in the Dominions oversea but who cannot do so until their award for compensation is met?
§ Mr. A. HERBERT
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if compensation will be paid to those people whose houses or property have been burnt by the Irish Republican Army?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Canterbury (Mr. R. McNeill) on the 9th instant, to the effect that I hope to make a full statement on this subject at an early date in connection with the Bill of Indemnity.