§ 54. Mr. DEVLIN
asked whether an Imperial Conference is to be held at the close of the War; and whether among the subjects to be considered at it will be the permanent settlement of the Irish question?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Yes, Sir; this I understand to have been a matter in regard to which both parties to the arrangement made in Ireland were in agreement.
§ Sir E. CARSON
May I ask whether the Conference will be purely voluntary, and that no one will be coerced into any particular decision?
Having referred this to an Imperial Conference, why decide beforehand the principal question in dispute?