To ask the Minister for Defence whether Mr. John E. Kelly, of Knockbrack National School, Letterkenny, was arrested by National Troops on October 4th, and is since detained, whether any charges have been made against him, and whether, in view of Mr. Kelly's statements to the effect that he has taken no part in the present campaign against the Government, he will give instructions for his release.

The matter is being considered, but I am not yet in a position to make a definite statement.