HC Deb 04 August 1965 vol 717 c1840

Lords Amendment No. 5: In page 5, line 31, after Amendment last inserted, insert new Clause B: B. Notwithstanding anything in the Government of Ireland Act 1920 the Parliament of Northern Ireland shall have power to make laws for purposes similar to the purposes of this Act.

Mr. McLaren

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This proposed Clause enables the Parliament of Northern Ireland to pass laws for purposes similar to any of the purposes of this Bill. It is necessary to have a provision on these lines as any matter relating to the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland is a reserve matter on which the Parliament of Northern Ireland, in the absence of further statutory provision, is unable to legislate owing to the provisions of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920.

Question put and agreed to.