Irish Free State (Deportees).

Oral Answers to Questions — Wembley Stadium. – in the House of Commons on 2nd May 1923.

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Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , Mitcham

94.

asked the Home Secretary if Miss Grace Lally was arrested at the request of the Free State Government; if he has any knowledge, except such request from the Free State, of any activity of Miss Lally against the Free State Government at any time since its establishment; and, if so, the nature of such activity?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

The answer to the first and second parts of the question is in the affirmative. The information in regard to Miss Lally will be disclosed to the Advisory Committee if and when she submits representations against the order of internment.

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , Mitcham

95.

asked the Home Secretary if Mr. Charles Garrety, Mr. J. D. M'Cann, Miss Mary Finan, and Miss Kathleen Brooks were at any time interned in Mountjoy Prison; if so, at what date were they removed from that prison; and what are the reasons for their present internment in England instead of in Ireland?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

All these persons were originally interned in Mountjoy Prison. Mr. Garrety and Miss Finan were removed to Brixton and Holloway Prisons respectively on the 14th ultimo in order that they might appear before the Advisory Committee. Miss Brooks was removed to Holloway Prison on the 23rd ultimo as she was reported to be in bad health. Mr. McCann was removed to Brixton Prison on the 29th ultimo in order that he might appear before the Advisory Committee.