§ Colonel GRETTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can make any statement as to the prospect of the arrest and trial of the persons guilty of killing and wounding British officers and men at Queenstown; and if compensation in full has been given to the victims and sufferers of this outrage?
In reply to the first part of the question. I understand that every possible effort is being made by the Government of the Irish Free State to bring to justice the persons responsible for this outrage, but I am not in a position to say anything as to the prospect of success. As regards the second part, 25 claims for compensation have been submitted to the Compensation (Ireland) Commission. Awards, amounting to £19,140 19s, 7d. have been made by the Commission in 24 of these cases, and paid by the Government of the Irish Free State.