HC Deb 13 January 1913 vol 46 c1663
50. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister why the term of office of the Lord Lieutenant is restricted to six years under the Government of Ireland Bill?

Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)

The term of six years was chosen because it follows the precedent of 1893 and is longer than the normal duration of Parliament.

Sir J. D. REES

Is there any particular reason why this office should be expressly restricted in its duration, whereas no such restriction is imposed in the case of other Viceroys and Governors?


The hon. Member had better give notice of that question.