HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 cc1509-10

(by Private Notice) asked the Leader of the House whether he is prepared to give a day for a discussion on the present grave situation in Ireland, including the murder of women and children, the threatened closing down of the railways, the limitations placed upon the use of motor cars, the threatened stoppage of the mails, and other threats to create famine among the population and to bring about a complete paralysis of trade.

Mr. BONAR LAW (Leader of the House)

There have been a good many discussions on the Irish situation lately, but at the same time the Government will welcome a discussion when the full facts have been put before the House, and will be glad to have it. We cannot have it this week, because the business has been already arranged, but, if notice be put down, I will arrange it as early as I can next week.


Will the right hon. Gentleman suspend the operations or put an end, at all events for the present and until we have had a Parliamentary discussion of this matter, to the conspiracy for the complete destruction and devastation of Ireland?


The value of a discussion in my eye, and I am sure in the eyes of the public, is to show the absurdity of that suggestion.