Clause 1. — (Modification of Government of Ireland Act, 1920.)

Irish Free State (Consequential Provisions) Bill. – in the House of Commons on 28th November 1922.

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Motion made, and Question proposed. "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

Captain BENN:

On a point of Order. Shall we be at liberty to move Amendments to the Schedule, or, inasmuch as the Schedule is referred to in Clause 1, should we be more in order in discussing the Schedule on Clause 1, or shall we have liberty on the first Schedule to discuss Amendments to that Schedule?

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

When we come to the Schedule, hon. Members will be at liberty to move Amendments to it.

Photo of Mr Frederick Banbury Mr Frederick Banbury , City of London

We were told by the Chairman of Ways and Means on the other Bill that we could not move Amendments to the Schedule, because it had been already enacted in Clause 1 that the Schedule shall become law. The same thing is enacted in this Bill. Therefore, if we were unable to move Amendments to the Schedule of the other Bill, we cannot move Amendments to the Schedule of this Bill.

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

In the first Bill the Schedule was a separate document from the Bill. In this Bill that is not the case. This is in a different category from the previous Bill.