§ Mr. McKENNA
I beg to move, "That leave be given to introduce a Bill to amend the Defence of the Realm Act, 1914."
This is simply an Amendment of the Act which was recently passed. Under that Act power was given to enable the military authorities to exercise certain control in order to secure communications on railways, bridges, harbours, and so forth. It is now proposed to extend the power of the military authorities to all areas in which trade is being carried on. The House will see that it is very necessary and desirable such an extension should be made.
Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. McKenna and Mr. Ellis Griffith. Presented accordingly and read the first time; to be read a second time To-morrow and to be printed. [Bill 383.]