HC Deb 27 April 1944 vol 399 cc918-9
28. Dr. Little

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, owing to the presence of the representatives of enemy countries in Dublin and the working of their espionage system, he will have all letters censored and ban travel, telegraph and telephone communication between Northern Ireland and Eire until circumstances permit it to be lifted.

Mr. H. Morrison

It is clearly not in the national interest that security measures such as those mentioned should be discussed in public.

Dr. Little

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether he is going to continue to penalise people of Northern Ireland, both at home and in Great Britain, in order to bolster up the fantastic idea of an open border between Northern Ireland and Eire?

Mr. Morrison

That seems to be going over a wide field and I do not think that this would be an occasion when I could very well debate it.