Lords Amendment: No. 118, in page 56, line 38, after "if" insert:
he is a British subject or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland and ".
§ Mr. Carlisle
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
I suggest that it would be convenient if we discuss at the same time Lords Amendment No. 119.
1040 The purpose of the Amendment is to restore the law to its present position under the Local Government Act, 1933. Under that for a person to be qualified to stand for election to local government he must be a British subject or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. Secondly, the Amendment restores the present position by making clear that, having been elected, he must retain that qualification throughout the period while he is a member of the council.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.