HC Deb 23 February 1915 vol 70 c168

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of recent submarine operations in the Irish Sea and the possibility of attempts at blockade in the future, the Government will consider the advisability of taking soundings, and, if satisfactory, drawing up estimates of the cost of a tunnel between Ireland and Great Britain, so as to ensure constant means of communication between both the interior of Ireland and the Atlantic ports of the West Coast?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I fear the suggestion of the hon. Member is hardly practicable in the present circumstances.