HC Deb 28 May 1941 vol 371 c1862
71. Mr. Mander

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he has received particulars of the proposed shipment of food from the United States of America to Eire?

The Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Mr. Shakespeare)

No, Sir.

Mr. Mander

Is it not the case that certain arrangements are pending between the United States and Eire on the subject?

Earl Winterton

Are the hon. and gallant Gentleman's officers in touch with the Government in the matter, and are not His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom entitled to ask the Government of Eire for information?

Mr. Shakespeare

Certainly. I was asked whether we have any official information, but the only information so far is that supplied by the President of the United States.