HC Deb 24 November 1960 vol 630 c126W
Lieut.-Colonel Cordeaux

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what results have accrued from the representations made by the United Kingdom Ambassador in Dublin to the Irish Republican authorities concerning the practice of the Irish Republican Judiciary of suspending sentences on Irish Republican citizens provided they leave the Irish Republic and go and live in England.

Mr. Sandys

The British Ambassador has reported to me that, while his representations have been sympathetically received, the Irish Republican Government are reluctant to take any positive action since individual members of the Judiciary in the Republic have acted in this way only in a few isolated cases. The Irish Republican authorities have, however, promised to keep this matter under review. I am sure that they fully realise the harm which any continuance of such incidents can have to the reputation of the Irish community in the United Kingdom.