Mr Rupert Gwynne: In view of the fact that questions on Ireland in this House are very difficult, is it not only fair that the House should have an opportunity of getting some explanation from the Colonial Secretary as to what is going on in Ireland, and what definite steps are being taken, seeing that loyalists are being butchered there every day?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 76. asked the President of the Board of Education why the staff of women inspectors has been increased by nine since last year; and on what grounds their salaries have been increased from £25,911 to £29,965?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Would it not have been better for the right hon. Gentleman's Department to cut down the number of inspectors and thus reduce the cost instead of adding to the Vote?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to decrease the total number of the inspectors?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that most schools are visited each year by nine or ten inspectors and different inspectors are sent down at the same time?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Will the right hon. Gentleman approach the Provisional Government with a view to their repudiating this leaflet?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Will the right hon. Gentleman ask them to publicly repudiate it, as it has been issued broadcast?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: But will the right hon. Gentleman ask the Provisional Government to repudiate it?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 43. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if any steps have been taken to ensure that the British Customs duties as prevailing in Great Britain are levied in Irish ports; and if foreign goods imported into Ireland may be transshipped into Great Britain free of Customs duty?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Has the hon. Baronet made any inquiry for himself as to whether this is the case? It seems to be the custom now for Ministers to wait for information to be given to them.
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Will the hon. Baronet have full inquiries made?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Are these troops kept in Dublin at the request of the Provisional Government, or against their wish?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: If this House be responsible for the pay of the military, how can it be precluded from discussing a situation in which our troops are engaged, because if a discussion be out of order merely because it happens in Ireland, it would equally exclude all discussion if some disaster happened to us in Ireland?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonics if ho is aware that there are several munition factories in Ireland, that these factories are in full work, and if he will inquire of the Provisional Government for what object these munition factories are producing munitions of war?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire from the Provisional Government why these munitions are being made? He has facilities for seeing representatives of the Provisional Government of Ireland and conferring with them. I gave notice of this question last night. Will he make it his business to inquire into the matter? It is a very important matter.
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Has the right hon. Gentleman pressed the Provisional Government, since he has had my question, to give definite information on this matter?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: I am willing to give any information which I have to the right hon. Gentleman, but he must know that any information which I have might lead to the murder of people who gave this information as the Government have failed to give any protection to anybody over there who gives information.
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Do I understand that General Cameron has full power on the request of the Government of Northern Ireland to do anything that is necessary for protecting life and property.
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 18. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Michael Roche, who was convicted, in January last, of a serious crime against military disciplne and sentenced to six months' imprisonment, was released in April; and, if so, whether those responsible for the discipline of the Army were first consulted, and did they approve?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Can the right hon. Gentleman reply to the last part of my question, as to whether those responsible for the discipline of the Army were first consulted?