§ 7.20 p.m.
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Duff Cooper)
I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."
This and the following Amendment were inserted in another place at the request of the Government of Northern Ireland, who realise that Clause 14 will apply to certain civil servants who are now in the service of that Government. The Government of Northern Ireland would, as things now stand, be precluded from extending the provisions of the Bill to those persons, and therefore all that these Amendments do is to enable the Government by Order in Council to apply this Bill to Northern Ireland after a Resolution has been passed in the Northern Ireland Parliament to that effect.
§ 7.21 p.m.
§ Mr. LANSBURY
The position with regard to these Amendments is the same as that with regard to the other two Bills which have been before the House. This is so reasonable and rational an Amendment by the Lords that it almost makes some of us think that they are really a useful body. I hope that that will not be given in evidence against us in future. Anyhow, we have no objection to the Amendment.
§ Remaining Lords Amendment agreed to.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
These Amendments, I understand, raise questions of Privilege, and require special entry in the Journals of the House to that effect.