In his subsequent report, Tallents said that as the pact was signed “The future of the Provisional Government seemed to be in the balance. The northern government was not acknowledged by the Catholic minority … The Boundary Commission … loomed ahead … In currents such as these the light anchors of the March agreement were soon swept away.” In other words, the March Pact dealt with minor issues while major issues (such as the Boundary Commission) lay in the future. He went to say that the IRA were the main determinant of the disturbances and that the violence was an organized conspiracy “planned with knowledge and support of Collins himself”. He did criticise a number of the unionist ministers including Dawson Bates. He concluded however that no public enquiry should be held into the communal violence, in particular into disproportionate killings of Catholics (which was a demand of many Northern nationalists).