§ 47. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Prime Minister whether, under the new constitution of the Czecho-Slovakian Republic, any question of war must be brought before the Chamber; whether, for a declaration of war, the presence of two-thirds and a majority of two-thirds of the Chamber is necessary; and whether he will consider the advisability of instituting by legislation a similar check on the power of the executive of this country?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
Under the constitution of Czecho-Slovakia the President can only declare war with the consent of the Assembly. This assent must be given by a three-fifths majority of all members. I do not think there is any need to alter the constitution of this country in the manner suggested.