HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 c1529
45. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Prime Minister whether he is prepared to make propositions to the head of the Eire Government, aimed at removing existing difficulties which stand in the way of the closest co-operation between the peoples of Eire and Great Britain?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has frequently made clear the attitude of the Government here as regards relations with Eire, and can only add that, in present circumstances, he does not see that there are any proposals which he can usefully make to the Eire Government.

Mr. Gallacher

In view of the situation which now exists, and following the fiasco of conscription in Northern Ireland, will the Prime Minister not seriously consider discussing with the Leader of Eire the question of removing partition and the problems which arise between the two countries?