§ 6.19 p.m.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)
I beg to move,That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable His Majesty by Order-in-Council to extend to the Isle of Man Acts passed for purposes connected with the defence of the Realm.The Bill which I am seeking leave to introduce to the House is purely formal, and it is on similar lines to a corresponding Act that passed into law shortly after the outbreak of War in 1914. Its pur- 280 pose is to enable any United Kingdom legislation dealing with the Defence of the Realm to be extended by Order-in-Council to the Isle of Man, and it is a very necessary purpose. It provides a much more expeditious method of legislating for the Isle of Man than the usual machinery of passing local legislation through the Tynwald and getting it subsequently approved by Order-in-Council. The Bill is desired by the authorities in the Isle of Man.
§ Mr. Pethick-Lawrence
I should like to ask whether the authorities of the Isle of Man have been approached in this matter, and what has been their reply?
§ Question put, and agreed to. Bill ordered to be brought in by Sir Samuel Hoare and Mr. Peake.
to enable His Majesty by Order in Council to extend to the Isle of Man Acts passed for purposes connected with the defence of the Realm,
presented accordingly, read the first time; and ordered to be printed. [Bill 248.]
§ Resolved, "That this House will immediately resolve itself into the Committee on the Bill." — [Captain McEwen.]
§ Bill accordingly considered in Committee; reported, without Amendment; read the Third time, and passed.
§ Mr. Speaker
I understand that the Prime Minister will make a statement in a short time and I will suspend the Sitting. The bells will be rung when the House is to reassemble.
§ Sitting suspended.
§ Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.