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LONDON, April 15

In the House of Lords, Lord Birkenhead, on moving the second reading of the Criminal Injuries (Ireland) Bill, securing compensation for constables and other law officers injured or killed during the executiou of their duty, said that when South Tipperary was proclaimed a military area., the Sinn Feiners issued a counter-proclamation declaring that constables found within the area would be deemed to have forfeited their life, as would similarly all persons in England's pay, or assisting England. The orders to the Irish volunteers, together with the record of crime, showed that a determined effort was progressing, with, a view to mak-. ing the Government of Ireland impossible, therefore steps were necessary to protect, with England's whole force, those responsible for the maintenance of law and order, who, if they fell, should receive sufficient compensation .

The Bill was read a. second time

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MURDER OF CONSTABLES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 19 April 1919

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MURDER OF CONSTABLES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 19 April 1919

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