HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 cc2395-6
50. Lieut.-Colonel Sir F. HALL

asked the Prime Minister if any negotiations that may be entered into arising out of the willingness of the Government to explore all avenues that might lead to a lasting settlement in Ireland will be upon the basis that under no circumstances will Ireland be granted complete independence or fiscal autonomy; and, if this is not the case, will he indicate what concessions the Government would be prepared to make on these two questions?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I have repeatedly laid down the limitations with which the Government is prepared to discuss this question, and I have nothing to add to what I have previously said.


In view of the reports that have been given by the newspapers on this very subject during the last two or three days will the right hon. Gentleman undertake that no arrangements are entered into that give to Ireland fiscal autonomy or complete separation?