HC Deb 28 February 1955 vol 537 c1832

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

Mr. Healy

The Northern Ireland Government have got completely out of the undertaking they gave in the 1920 Act They were obliged to pay£5,000 towards the Governor's salary. The Joint Exchequer Board, which I believe is in a unique position in that it meets only every 10 years, has reduced the liability of the Northern Ireland Government to£2,000. Now the Northern Ireland Government want to get out of all their liability.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth)

On a point of order. I think that the hon. Gentleman is not aware that Clause 1 has been added to the Bill and that we are now discussing Clause 2.

The Chairman

Yes. I was looking for a reference to this in the Clause. It is in Clause 1, I am afraid, and we have passed that.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 3 and 4 ordered to stand part of the Bill.