§ 41. Mr. Keeling
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he is aware of the hardship caused to British shareholders and depositors in Irish banks by their prolonged closing and whether he will make representations to the Irish Government.
§ The Prime Minister
I am aware of the difficulties caused by the strike. I do not, however, think that this is a matter on which the United Kingdom Government can properly make representations.
§ Mr. Keeling
Is the Prime Minister aware that some Irish bank dividends, upon which a number of people in the United Kingdom depend for their existence, are several weeks overdue?