§ 34. Sir C. TOWNSHEND
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has 580 been called to the statement made by the Postmaster-General, speaking at Rushden on the 4th instant, to the effect that it would cost £250,000,000 at least and probably 50,000 lives to conquer Ireland; and whether that statement represents the opinion of the Cabinet?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I have not seen the statement made by my right hon. Friend, nor do I think it desirable that I should say more than I did last Monday week at this stage of negotiations which I still hope may prove successful.