HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 cc2101-2
66. Dr. Little

asked the Home Secretary whether, until the present murder campaign of the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland has been brought to an end, he will make it impossible for all persons suspected of disloyalty, and members of the Irish Republican Army, to cross the border from Eire into Northern Ireland?

Mr. H. Morrison

My hon. Friend's suggestion would, I fear, be as ineffective for the purposes he has in view as it is impracticable.

Dr. Little

I should like to ask my right hon. Friend whether this Government is responsible for guarding the border, and whether he will take steps to prevent armed men with murder in their hearts from crossing the border into Northern Ireland and, having carried through their wicked designs, recrossing the border without let or hindrance and so escaping punishment?