77. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware of the discrimination which is taking place in the Irish Free State against industries the bulk of the capital of which is held by united Kingdom shareholders; and, if so, whether he proposes to make any representations to the Irish Free State Government on this subject?
Mr. J. H. THOMAS
I am, of course, aware that, in pursuance of the financial dispute with this country, the Irish Free State Government have taken a number of measures which amount to discrimination against the United Kingdom. This is one of the many matters which will have to be dealt with in any general settlement with the Irish Free State.
§ Sir JOSEPH LAMB
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is the intention of the Government to support the loyal Irish in Southern Ireland?