§ 30. Mr. JAMES HOPE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he can state when he proposes to put upon the Paper the Amendment to the Government of Ireland Bill relating to the control of the Irish Post Office in time of war; and whether, having regard to the transitory nature of the provisions of Clause 44, to the fact that under the time-table it is unlikely to be discussed, and to the importance of the subject matter of the Amendment, he will propose the same as a new Clause under circumstances which will ensure its being adequately debated?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The Amendments in question should, as a matter of form, come in as Amendments to Clause 44, and will be placed on the Paper shortly.
§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, having regard to the fact that Clause 44 contains transitory provisions, how Amendments can be made on that Clause affecting the whole future arrangements between the two countries?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman's opinion as to the nature of the Clause.