HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 c111

His Majesty the King in Council may place under the control of the Government of Southern Ireland or Northern Ireland, for the purposes of that Government, or under the control of the Council of Ireland for the purposes of that Council, such of the lands, buildings, and property in Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland respectively vested in or held in trust for His Majesty, and subject to such conditions or restrictions (if any) as may seem expedient.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

Captain W. BENN

It is rather an extraordinary thing that in a Bill which proposes to alter the constitution of these islands a Clause should be put to the Committee without a word of explanation by the Government.

Question put, and agreed to.