HC Deb 25 May 1916 vol 82 cc2264-5
58. Mr. JOHN

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the dfficulties which have arisen in Ireland, he will consider the advisability of creating forthwith an Irish Parliament and Executive in accordance with the provisions of the Government of Ireland Act, so modified by mutual consent as to be consistent with that wider measure of federal devolution avowedly contemplated by the late Government, similarly entrusting the domestic affairs of England, Scotland, and Wales, respectively, to separate Legislatures, in each case effectively and indisputably reserving the supremacy of the Imperial Parliament, thereby automatically satisfying all reasonable apprehensions entertained by North-East Ulster?


Well, Sir, I am afraid I cannot say more than that we shall not fail to keep in mind all considerations which are relevant to this problem.