Indemnity Bill.

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

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Colonel NEWMAN:

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asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the fact that seven months have elapsed since the cessation of hostilities between the forces of the Crown and of the Irish Re publican party, and to the necessity in which many of those are placed who have had their homes, property, and business destroyed in the course of these hostilities, he is in a position to name a day for the introduction of the promised Bill of Indemnity?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN (Leader of the House):

I am not yet in a position to name a definite date for the introduction of this Bill.

Colonel NEWMAN:

When will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to give the date?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

As soon as I am in a position to answer the question I will do so.

Photo of Mr Henry Croft Mr Henry Croft , Bournemouth

Is it not possible in advance to give some relief to these persons who are absolutely starving?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

That question does not arise, and I ask hon. Members not to put such questions. It is most unfair to other hon. Members.