§ Mr. FIELD
asked the Prime Minister whether he can state the number of persons arrested on suspicion of having been implicated in the recent insurrection in Ireland; how many have been released; how many are still detained to be examined; whether the process of examination will be expedited; how many are likely to be tried and what facilities will 336W be afforded for their defence; and whether any change has been made in regard to detention regulations?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Roughly, 3,000 prisoners have passed through the hands of the military authorities, of whom about 1,200 have been released. The examination by the military authorities is now, with some few exceptions, practically completed. Those not released will be dealt with under the provisions of Regulation 14 B of the Defence of the Realm Regulations, and they are detained under the jurisdiction of the Home Secretary. It is improbable that many more trials will take place.