Titles of Honour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Photo of Captain Charles Foxcroft Captain Charles Foxcroft , Bath

86.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, seeing that Clause 5 of the suggested Constitution for the Irish Free State precludes His Majesty from conferring titles of honour upon Irish subjects who have served him faithfully and well in Ireland without the consent of the Minister of that State, he will state in which other Colonial or Dominion Constitution such a provision occurs?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

No such provision is embodied in any Dominion or Colonial Constitution.

Photo of Colonel Sir Joseph Nall Colonel Sir Joseph Nall , Manchester Hulme

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of recommending to the Prime Minister that this rule should be adopted in the case of South Africa?

Photo of Captain Charles Foxcroft Captain Charles Foxcroft , Bath

is there any reason why a South African millionaire should be enobled without asking the Government, or even with their consent and approval, and have an entirely different system adopted in Southern Ireland?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

A great deal of that question ought not to be addressed to me.