HC Deb 09 May 1918 vol 105 cc2319-20
52. Captain CARR-GOMM

asked the Prime Minister whether the War Cabinet have considered the proposal made in Sir Horace Plunkett's letter; whether the Government will adopt his scheme whereby an Irish executive broadly representative and composed of responsible men could be set up without delay, to whom should be entrusted the task of bringing into being the Irish Parliament, of promoting voluntary recruiting, and generally carrying on the administration of Ireland?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the steps to be taken in the event of the Bill being passed will be considered in due course.