HC Deb 26 March 1942 vol 378 c2136
33. Sir I. Albery

asked the Home Secretary, at the request of which Government Department was a visa issued to the hon. Member for West Leicester (Mr. Harold Nicolson) to visit Dublin on 16th March?

Mr. H. Morrison

An exit permit for Eire was granted to the hon. Member for West Leicester on 3rd March, to enable him to accept an invitation to go to Dublin to deliver two lectures, one to the Law Society of University College, and the other to the Irish Institute of International Affairs. The application for an exit permit was supported by the Ministry of Information.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Is not the hon. Member a first-class propagandist, to be used as often as possible?

Sir Malcolm Robertson

Was the report of the speech in the Irish newspapers a correct report?

Mr. Morrison

I understand that the Press reports were completely misleading, and that my hon. Friend did, in fact, deliver a most patriotic speech.