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First World War: Pardons

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the issuing of pardons to those former members of the Irish army who were court martialled and had their rights to state employment and benefit, including pensions, removed because they joined the Crown forces during World War II.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

There have been no representations to the Irish Government regarding the matter.

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