Preamble.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr John Withers Mr John Withers , Cambridge University

I should like to draw the attention of the Solicitor-General to the first paragraph of the Irish Free State Agreement where it is appropriately set out that Ireland shall have the same constitutional status in the unity of nations known as the British Empire, which means Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of New Zealand and so on.