§ (1) Upon the first meeting of the Irish Parliament, the Members returned by constituencies in Ireland to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom and then sitting in that Parliament shall vacate their seats, and writs shall, as soon as conveniently may be, be issued by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland for the purpose of holding an election of Members to serve in the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the constituencies mentioned in the Second Part of the First Schedule to this Act.
§ (2) All existing election laws relating to the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom and the Members thereof shall, so far as applicable and subject to the provisions of this Act, and especially to any provision enabling the Irish Parliament to alter those laws as respects the Irish House of Commons, extend to the Irish Senate and the Irish House of Commons and the Members thereof.
§ His Majesty may by Order in Council make such provisions as may appear to him necessary or proper for making any provisions of the election laws applicable to elections of members of the Irish Senate and the Irish House of Commons.
§ Government Amendment made: At end of Sub-section (2), add the words:
§ "and also frame regulations prescribing the method of voting at an election of members of the Irish House of Commons which is held on the principle of proportional representation and of transferring and counting votes at such an election.—[Mr. Birrell.]