§ 48. Mr. HORNER
asked whether, if the Government of Ireland Bill becomes law, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in his dual capacity created by the Bill, will exercise some of his powers and prerogatives on the advice of the Imperial Government 974 and others on the advice of the Irish Government; and, if so, on whose advice will he act when the advice tendered to him by the Imperial Government conflicts with the advice tendered to him by the Irish Government?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The Lord Lieutenant will exercise the executive power as respects Irish Services on the advice of the Irish Government. In other matters he-will be guided by the instructions of the Imperial Government and will not be bound to consult his Irish Ministers. The difficulty suggested in the last paragraph of the question can, therefore, hardly arise.