HC Deb 16 March 1945 vol 409 c535

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

The Attorney-General

I shall ask the Committee to negative this Clause. A new Clause will subsequently be moved, dealing with Northern Ireland. Under the Bill as originally introduced, Clause 5 gave Northern Ireland power to legislate on these lines, if it so decided. But Northern Ireland, which undoubtedly knows a good thing when it sees one, has decided that this is a good Bill, and would like the Bill to apply there. Accordingly, we are omitting the permissive Clause, which is this Clause. The New Clause I have mentioned is an adaptation Clause applying the Bill to Northern Ireland.

Question put, and negatived.

Clause 6 ordered to stand part of the Bill.