HC Deb 10 July 1916 vol 84 cc8-9
10. Major NEWMAN

asked the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that an appeal has recently been issued by the Archbishop of San Francisco for funds to relieve destitution in Ireland and stating that under the presidency of three cardinals of the Catholic Church a nation-wide movement has been started to relieve the misery and destitution that exists to-day in Ireland, and that an American relief committee is proceeding to Ireland to work under the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin; and whether this committee will land in Ireland with the sanction of the Government of the United Kingdom?


His Majesty's Government have not been approached in connection with this proposal, and can express no opinion upon it until they know more about it.