§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the strong feeling in favour of amnesty in Ireland, he will consider the case of the Irish treason-felony prisoners with a view to their release?
§ MR. ASQUITH
The Government are well aware of the feeling to which the hon. Member refers. Their attitude on the subject was explained in the Debate on the Address by the Chief Secretary and myself, and to the explanations then given I have not (as I said yesterday) at present anything to add.
§ MR. W. REDMOND
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether his attention has been called to the monster demonstration held in Dublin in favour of amnesty, to which the Archbishop of Dublin sent a message to say that he thought the time had come for the release of these prisoners?
§ [No answer was given.]