Disturbances.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Sir F. HALL:

50.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the number of attacks which have been made on British soldiers or on members of the Royal Irish Constabulary in Southern Ireland since the Provisional Agreement setting up the Irish Free State was signed?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

The number of attacks on police since the signing of the Treaty Agreement (6th December, 1921) is 82, and upon military 34. The casualties sustained in these attacks have been 11 police and two military killed and 32 police and four military wounded.

Sir F. HALL:

Will those figures be brought before Mr. Collins before any further decisions are arrived at?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

No, Sir, I do not think we ought to allow the figures to affect any further decisions, but I am taking steps to bring them before the Irish Provisional Government.