HC Deb 27 May 1935 vol 302 c873

I beg to move, in page 76, line 31, to leave out "as well."

As originally drafted the Clause read in this way: The executive authority of every Province and Federated State shall be so exercised as to secure respect as well for the laws of the Federal Legislature which apply in that Province or State as for the laws of the Province or of the State. The States pointed out, I think quite rightly, that it was not the function and, indeed, was not within the jurisdiction of this House, to say that they must enforce their own laws. This Amendment and the one that follows put that matter right. I think it was a mistake that the Clause should have been drafted as it was, because quite clearly the enforcement of the State laws by the State, apart from the Federal laws, is not a matter with which this Bill is concerned.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made In page 76, line 32, leave out "as for the laws of the Province or of the State."—[The Solicitor-General.]