HC Deb 30 April 1923 vol 163 c1005W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that a member of the Irish prisoners' defence fund committee was recently summoned to Scotland Yard by the police and, in the presence of Mr. James Macneill, representative of the Irish Free State, was subjected to cross-examination; that the books of this committee, seized by the police, were examined and certain payments to dependants questioned; and that Mr. Macneill informed the person referred to that no further payments to these dependants, many of whom are destitute, would be permitted; and whether he will state if the collection of funds for the purpose of providing legal assistance to the internees from Great Britain and assistance to their dependants is prohibited


The answer to all four parts of the question is in the negative. I have received a telegram from the member of the committee referred to expressing regret that the information has been found to be incorrect.