§ (1) The office of a Minister appointed under this Act, or of secretary in a Ministry established under this Act, shall not render the holder thereof incapable of being elected to, or sitting or voting as a member of, the Commons House of Parliament, but not more than two secretaries in each Ministry shall sit as members of that House at the same time.
§ (2) The office of a Minister appointed under this Act shall be deemed to be an office included in Schedule H of the Representation of the People Act, 1867, and Schedule H of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act, 1868, and Schedule E of the Representation of the People (Ireland) Act, 1868.
§ Sir G. CAVE
I beg to move, in Subsection (1), to leave out the words "two secretaries" and to insert instead thereof the words "one secretary." I move this in order to give effect to the suggestion made by my right hon. Friend (Mr. McKenna), and I think it is quite a proper Amendment to make.
§ Mr. McKENNA
I wish to thank the right hon. Gentleman for accepting my Amendment, and to intimate at the same time that I do not propose to move the other Amendment to the Clause standing in my name on the Paper.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendment made: In Sub-section (1), leave out the worn "members" ["as members of that House"] and insert instead thereof the words "a member."—[Sir G. Cave.]