Kidnapping, Cavan.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Gretton Mr John Gretton , Burton

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has received information of the kidnapping of David Pollock, son of Sergeant-major Pollock, both demobilised soldiers, which took place at Cavan on the 14th June; if he is aware that David Pollock's life was threatened if the family did not return to Cavan before 21st June; can he give any information as to David Pollock; and what steps has he taken to obtain his release?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

The reply to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. Representations have been made to the Provisional Government to secure Pollock's release, and I am hoping that he may be released to-day or to-morrow.

Photo of Mr John Gretton Mr John Gretton , Burton

Can the right hon. Gentleman not ascertain that he is safe?

Photo of Sir John Pennefather Sir John Pennefather , Liverpool Kirkdale

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how it is that the Provisional Government's efforts in these matters are so ineffective?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

We shall see to-day, or to-morrow, whether they are or not.