HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 cc2389-90W
Lieut - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary whether it was brought to his notice that certain of the alleged republican sympathisers deported to Ireland at the request of the Free State Government are British-born subjects before he signed the order for their deportation; and whether he gave this aspect of the matter his consideration?


The answer to both parts of the question is in he affirmative.


asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that Thomas Joyce, a resident of Jarrow, born and reared in this country, who was deported to Ireland some time after 11th March, the date of his arrest, is suffering from tuberculosis; that he was recommended for sanatorium treatment; and that he is in no fit state to endure the hardships of an internment camp; and, under the circumstances, will he intervene to see that proper treatment is meted out to the man pending his return to this country?


I understand that Joyce was under the doctor's care, and that tuberculosis had been diagnosed. He had been nominated for sanatorium treatment. The Free State Government are obtaining a special report on his health; but meanwhile I am assured that proper medical treatment is being given to all interned persons.