§ 11. Mr. Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consideration he has given to paragraph 2.40 of the First Report from the Select Committee on Procedure so far as it relates to Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Powell
I recognise the improvement in the process of legislation for Northern Ireland due to the negative procedure clause device, but may I ask the Minister to discuss with his colleague the Lord President of the Council the advantages of the procedure recommended by the Select Committee, following on the recommendation of the Renton committee's report, to meet his wish to keep the Northern Ireland statute book intact?