Derby Prisoners (Release).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South


asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, as representing the Crown, has no Constitutional right to release before trial prisoners who are in custody; whether, in releasing the Derry prisoners, the Lord Lieutenant acted on the advice of British Ministers; and whether, before giving such advice, the British Ministers consulted the Law Officers of the Crown in England?