§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, if it is proposed to empower the Lord-Lieutenant to call for a resolution from the new Council; whether, if anxious to revise his decision, he may recall a resolution which has already been before him; and whether he may take independent action to prevent public or private injury in the event of no resolution being submitted to him by the Council.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The eight Departments mentioned in Clause 2 (2) (a) of the Bill will, subject to directions that may be given to them by resolutions of the Council, continue to exercise their administrative functions. The manner in which the resolutions are to be communicated to the Lord-Lieutenant and the Departments will be prescribed by the general rules, Clause 21 (2). As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer the noble Lord to Clause 3 (2) of the Bill.