§ Clause 14, page 12, line 11, after ("section") insert ("and such of the provisions of this Act as amend Section six and Section nine of the principal Act").
THE EARL OF FEVERSHAM
My Lords, Clause 14 of the Bill is the Irish application clause. Law and order in Northern Ireland is, as your Lordships are aware, a transferred subject. That is, it is a subject on which the Parliament of Northern Ireland is competent to pass its own legislation. Most of the matters with which the Firearms Act deal are within the province of the Parliament of Northern Ireland but there are certain matters which are reserved. Such matters are the position of Imperial servants of the Crown, which is dealt with in Clause 2 of the Bill, and the functions of the Defence Departments, which are dealt with under Clause 7 of the Bill and Section 6 of the Firearms Act, 1920. It is necessary, therefore, that certain provisions of this Bill should apply to Northern Ireland. The present Amendment proposes that the Amendment to Section 6 of the Act of 1920 embodied in the Second Schedule to the Bill and the Amendment to the Second Schedule on page 20, line 21, shall extend to Northern Ireland. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Earl of Feversham.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.