HC Deb 08 May 1907 vol 174 c214
MR. WALKER (Leicestershire, Melton)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Mr. Deakin, who have, in their own Parliaments, supported, by speech as well as by vote, the principle of Home Rule for Ireland, have expressed a desire to raise the question at the present Imperial Conference; and, if not, whether His Majesty's Government will invite a discussion on the subject, as being a matter of importance to the whole of the Empire.


I am informed that Sir Wilfred Laurier and Mr. Deakin have not expressed a desire to raise the question of Home Rule for Ireland at the Conference; and it is not the intention of His Majesty's Government to invite the Conference to discuss this subject, but we have no desire to slam the door.