HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 c1416
22. Mr. DONALD

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether there is any embargo on emigration from Ireland to Great Britain or elsewhere; and, if not, whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce the passport system between Ireland and Great Britain?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The question of re-introducing the permit system for passengers between Great Britain and Ireland is receiving consideration.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that my object in putting these questions is due to the fact that quite recently three of the murder gang were identified in Belfast who had travelled from Dublin to Belfast, and they took the cross-Channel steamer that night to this country? My object is to protect life and property in this country.