HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 cc24-5
37. Viscount CURZON

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the boycott is being intensified against Belfast in spite of the nominal agreement said to have been reached between the Northern and Southern Governments; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take in the matter, if any?


I am aware that persons in Ireland are endeavouring to re-impose this boycott in defiance of the Provisional Government. I am assured that the Provisional Government have taken and are taking all steps in their power to implement the agreement into which they have entered. I sincerely hope that the efforts of that Government to control the present repudiation of their authority will meet with success; but in present circumstances it is not possible, as I am sure the House will agree, for His Majesty's Government to intervene.

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