§ 59. Major NEWMAN
asked the Prime Minister whether he has received information that the reasons of necessity for the safety of the Empire, which were urged on leaders of Irish political parties as making necessary an immediate settlement, exist after an interval of two months with an equal urgency, or has he information that the difficulty then apprehended is no longer of such vital character and affords no immediate justification for the introduction of controversial legislation during the continuance of hostilities?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
This question raises controversial points which cannot be dealt with in an answer to a question.