HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 cc73-4W

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health if he is aware that in the matter of the deportation of John Gallagher, 1, Duncruin Street, or 22, Argyle Street, Maryhill, and Denis Breslin, 6, Clarendon Street, Glasgow, the police authorities in Glasgow refused permission to relatives and solicitors to see the men; is he aware that the Free State Government allow solicitors to see deportees; and why permission was refused in Glasgow?

Captain ELLIOT

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the Regulations of the Irish Free State Government permit persons interned in Ireland to be visited by their authorised legal advisers for the purpose of assisting them in appealing against their internment. As regards the last part of the question, the police authorities in declining to grant the permission sought were acting in accordance with the desires of the Free State Government.

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