§ 46. Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Prime Minister whether, if as a result of the passing into law of the Government of Ireland Bill, the field will be open to, without former complications, proceed with the re adjustment of electoral areas in Great Britain, he will say whether, in the event of the Government of Ireland Bill being on the Statute Book but not operative at the date of the dissolution of the Parliament now sitting, it is the intention of the Government to give effect to any scheme of re adjustment of electoral areas as fore shadowed on the introduction of the Fran chise and Registration Bill earlier in the present Session?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I can add nothing to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 16th January last as regards the intentions of the Government, except to refer him to what was said by the Secretary of State for the Colonies on 8th July last.
§ Mr. NEWMAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Secretary of State for the Colonies distinctly said we could not have redistribution till Members below the Gangway left the House?