HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 c1133

I beg to ask the Leader of the House whether his attention has been called to the fact that the late Prime Minister promised me an opportunity of discussing the question of the Irish prisoners, unless I received before the close of the Session a satisfactory private assurance on the matter. Would the right hon. Gentleman be kind enough to remind the present Prime Minister of that promise, and to ask him if he can make a reference to the question of the Irish prisoners to-morrow and to say that, if he cannot do so, I will request him to give me an opportunity before the Session closes of discussing the matter, as I am assuming that he will consider himself to be bound by the pledge of the late Prime Minister?


I shall, of course, convey what has just been stated to the Prime Minister, who will be here tomorrow.