24. Sir F. HALL
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a reply has been received from the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State to the communication addressed to it by the Imperial Government, arising out of the murder of Sir Henry Wilson; and, if so, will he state what are the terms thereof?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I assume that the hon. and gallant Member alludes to the communication to which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister referred during the Debate on the Irish Office Vote on the 26th June last. That communication did not arise out of the murder of Sir Henry Wilson, but out of the state of affairs then prevailing in Ireland; and in view of the great changes which have taken place in the situation since that date, no reply, in the opinion of His Majesty's Government, is now necessary.