§ Mr. SWIFT MacNEILL
asked the Prime Minister whether, during the absence of His Majesty the King in India, His Majesty will, owing to modern facilities of communication, be enabled to give the Royal Assent to Bills by commission and to transact other business without inconvenience to the conduct of government, as in the case in recent times of the visits of the Sovereign abroad, or will the appointment of Lords Justices be necessary to exercise the Royal prerogative in accordance with a series of precedents of which the last is that of 1821; 1782W if the appointment of Lord Justices be considered necessary, will such appointment be under the Great Seal with powers specified in the Letters Patent giving them their commission; and when will the names of the Lord Justices designate, and the terms and powers of the contemplated commission, be communicated to the House of Commons?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave yesterday on this subject.