asked the Prime Minister what is the court or body which is entitled to decide whether any provision of the Constitution of the Irish Free State, or any amendment thereof, is in any respect repugnant to any of the provisions of the Treaty with British Ministers which forms a schedule to the said Constitution, and is empowered to declare void and inoperative any such provision?
The question to which the hon. Member refers may be raised before any Court in which it is a material issue. The High Court of the Free State would have primary jurisdiction to determine the question subject to an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Free State. I would further refer the hon. Member to the proviso to Article 65 of the, draft Constitution which provides that nothing in the Constitution shall impair the right of any person to petition His Majesty for special leave to appeal from the Supreme Court to His Majesty in Council or the right of His Majesty to grant such leave.