§ 41. Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will seek a meeting with his opposite number in the newly-elected Government of Eire.
§ Mr. Ian Gilmour
I have no plans to meet the new Minister of Defence in the Republic of Ireland, who has not yet been appointed, but my right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State for Defence was present when security issues were discussed at the meeting between the Prime Minister and Mr. Cosgrave last week.