§ 45 and 46. Mr. MALCOLM
asked the Prime Minister (1) whether the proposals for a settlement of the Irish difficulties suggested by the Minister of Munitions to the senior Member for Dublin University and to the Member for Waterford had previously been presented to or sanctioned by the Cabinet; and (2) whether the exclusion of six Ulster counties from the operation of a Home Rule Parliament was suggested by the Minister of Munitions as a permanent factor in his proposed scheme for a settlement of the Irish question or as a temporary expedient pending the introduction of the Home Rule Act?
§ Lord HUGH CECIL
Does the Prime Minister propose to conclude his statement with the Motion, "That this House do now Adjourn"?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I propose that my statement should be in answer to various questions which have been postponed, and to which I want now to give an answer.
§ Lord H. CECIL
Mr. Speaker, will an opportunity be given to put supplementary questions to the Prime Minister after he has made his statement, to clear up any ambiguity or doubt?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I understand that the Prime Minister is going to reply to certain questions which have been postponed; therefore, naturally a limited number of supplementary questions will be admissible.