CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - LOCATION OF PRISON ISLAND.

Mr. GAVAN DUFFY

To ask the Minister for Defence whether he can give to this Dáil an assurance that it is not the policy of the Ministry to deport any prisoners, civil or military, to St. Helena, or to any other place outside the jurisdiction, where the services of the British Navy or the British Army would be required to prevent their rescue?

General MULCAHY

As far as I understand the Deputy's question, the answer is in the negative.

Mr. GAVAN DUFFY

May I ask as a supplementary question if the Minister is able to state now the place intended?

General MULCAHY

I cannot.