HC Deb 10 July 1928 vol 219 c2048
54. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether negotiations have been in progress with the Government of Northern Ireland regarding the mutual repatriation of persons in receipt of poor relief?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson)

No, Sir, my right hon. Friend is not aware that any legal difficulty has arisen as regards Northern Ireland.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Then why is it necessary to have negotiations of this character with the Government of Southern Ireland?


Because the Government of Ireland Act altered the law so far as the Irish Free State was concerned, but it did not alter the law so far as Northern Ireland was concerned.

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