HC Deb 20 November 1941 vol 376 c478W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Home Secretary what were his reasons for forbidding the Duke of Bedford to visit Eire?

Mr. H. Morrison

The Duke of Bedford has not, in fact, applied for an exit permit for the purpose of travelling to Ireland since February 1940, but as I explained during the Debate on the 21st October last, I should not feel justified in granting an exit permit to him if he applied for one. I do not think it would be right to give any facilities for travel to Ireland to a person who propagates views described by the Lord Chancellor as "utterly irresponsible and completely pestilential."