§ All existing laws, institutions, and authorities in Ireland, whether judicial, administrative, or ministerial, and all existing taxes in Ireland, shall, except as otherwise provided by this Act, continue as if this Act had not passed, but with the modifications necessary for adapting them to this Act, and subject, as respects matters within the powers of the Parliaments of Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland, and after the date of Irish Union within the powers of the Parliament of Ireland, to repeal, abolition, alteration, and adaptation in the manner and to the extent authorised by this Act.
§ Major O'NEILL
I beg to move, at the end of the Clause, to add the wordsso, however, that such modification, repeal, abolition, alteration, or adaptation shall be 111 without prejudice to and shall not affect or diminish the rights or privileges of any existing officer of a local authority under the provisions of the Local Government (Ireland) Acts, 1898 to 1919, or any Act relating to superannuation or retiring allowances.
The Government are willing to continue the protection of the Acts already in existence, but it is considered that the better way of doing that would be not to accept this Amendment, but to propose it in the form of a new Clause to be moved later.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.