§ 64. Mr. LAWSON
asked the Chief Secretary whether, when he wrote to the Secretary of the Labour Commission which visited Ireland informing him that inquiries had been made into the alleged theft of articles by members of the Crown forces from the cars used by the Commission, and that there was nothing to show that the theft complained of ever in fact took place, still less that it was perpetrated by forces of the Crown, he is aware that those who investigated the case locally on his behalf expressed themselves as satisfied that the articles were stolen, and that they reported in this sense to Dublin Castle; and will he inquire further into the matter?
§ Mr. HENRY
The hon. Member appears to be misinformed. I understand that those who investigated this case did not express themselves as stated in the question, and they certainly did not report in that sense to Dublin Castle. My right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary has made all possible inquiry into the matter, and has nothing to add to the letter which he addressed to the Secretary to the Labour Commission.