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

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Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western


asked the Chief Secretary the number of persons kidnapped by Sinn Fein in Ireland between 1st August, 1920, and the date of the truce, showing whether military, police, or civilians, and specifying how many of these were subsequently released and how many are presumed to have been murdered?

Photo of Mr Hamar Greenwood Mr Hamar Greenwood , Sunderland

The number of persons kidnapped during the period in question is 170, of whom 34 were police, 5 military and 131 civilians. Of the police, 17 have since been released, 15 are believed to have been murdered, and 2 are believed to have left the country. All the military kidnapped have since been released. Of the civilians, 115 have been released, 8 are believed to have been murdered, and 8 are still unaccounted for.