HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 cc1369-70W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the imprisonment of Mr. J. C. Magennis, of Dundalk, who was arrested by the police of the Government of Northern Ireland whilst visiting Castlewellan, his native town, as an officer of a trade union; is he aware, that no charge was preferred against him, that Magennis was imprisoned for six months, and that from the time of being discharged he, is prohibited from entering the Six-County Territory for two years; and, as Mr. Magennis suffered loss of employment consequent upon his arrest and is unable to follow his business through a, serious skin disease contracted whilst in camp at Larne, will he make representations to the Government of Northern Ireland with a view to the payment of compensation?


I have been asked to reply. This question relates to a matter solely within the jurisdiction of the Government of Northern Ireland, and any representations thereon should therefore be addressed direct to that Government.