§ 71. Commander Noble
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations in view of the recent passage of the Republic of Ireland Act, what is the present position with regard to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and the Agreements of 1938 which annulled the provisions of Articles VI and VII of the Treaty; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
If I rightly understand the hon. and gallant Member's Question, he is asking whether the passage of the Republic of Ireland Act affects those provisions of the 1938 Agreement between the Governments of the United Kingdom and Eire which annulled Articles 6 and 7 of the Treaty of 1921. In the view of His Majesty's Government, the Act does not affect these provisions in any way.