11 MARCH 1922, Page 3

On Friday, March 3rd, Lord Hugh Cecil returned to the

bound- ary problem by moving an amendment, the effect of which was to make it clear that any change should consist only in minor adjustments. Mr. Churchill refused every amendment which "altered, explained or interpreted" the Treaty. If Parliament sltered the Treaty, Dail Eireann would also begin altering it. Captain Craig declared that the nearest thing to an answer to the simple question about the boundaries which had been extracted from the Prime Minister was his statement that he "never gave any assurance that the larger part of Tyrone and Fermanagh would be transferred." If that was all the Prime Minister could say Ulster's case was proved. The Government had got themselves into a dreadful mess and must break their pledges either to Ulster or to Sinn Fein. He claimed that the pledges given to Ulster were much the more 'sacred. We must congratulate the Ulster representatives on the remarkable ability with which they pressed their case. There is no doubt whatever that they have produced a deep impression in England. We are sure that there never was a time when the Ulster cause was seen to be stronger or, what is more important, more reason- able. On Wednesday the Bill was read a third time by 295 votes to 52.