HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1747-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on whose application, and on what grounds, passports were given to the French ecclesiastics now in Ireland, and for what pur- pose they were allowed to proceed there at a time when no other civilian is allowed to travel from France to Ireland or from Ireland to France; whether the concession promised by the French Government to the Church is conditional on the success of those ecclesiastics in diminishing the opposition to Conscription in Ireland; and, in either case, whether it will be conceded immediately or not until after the War?


Passports are not issued for travelling to Ireland, and I have no knowledge of the matters to which the hon. Member's question refers.