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Uk-Eire Discussions

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what aspects of sterling and economic matters he discussed last week with Mr. Seán MacEntee, the Minister for Finance in the Republic of Ireland and Mr. Seán Lemass, the Minister of Industry and Commerce in the Republic; and what agreements were reached.

A full communique was issued at the conclusion of the talks. I can only add that, while the discussions covered the whole field of sterling area problems in general and those of the Republic in particular, there was no question of negotiating any new agreements.