Irish Free State Bills.

– in the House of Commons on 24th November 1922.

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Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Aberavon

I would like to ask the Prime Minister if he has any further particulars to indicate to the House regarding the method he proposes for dealing with the Irish Bills next week.

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

Yes, Sir. I expressed the hope that the Bills might be got through this House by Wednesday, but it is obvious that that can only be done if they are regarded as altogether non-controversial. The second Bill requires a Financial Resolution. It will therefore be necessary to get the Second Reading of both Bills on Monday and to take the Financial Resolution for the second Bill in Committee on Monday also. On Tuesday we shall take the Report stages of the Financial Resolution and the Committee stages of both Bills.