Munitions and Stores.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1922.

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asked the Prime Minister (1) what is the precise relation between the Provisional Government of Southern Ireland and the Irish republican army; whether arms, ammunition, motor vehicles, &c., handed over by the British Government to the Irish Provisional Government are in turn handed over by the latter to officers of the republican army; if so, what control, if any, the Provisional Government have over their ultimate destination and use?

(2) the number of the forces of the Irish Provisional Government; whether, by differences in uniform, terms of engagement, or otherwise, they are distinguishable from the Irish republican army; and whether the Captain Fitzgerald who signed receipts for arms, ammunition, and cars handed over by the British Govern- ment was a member of the forces of the Irish Provisional Government or a member of the Irish republican army, or of both?