Clause 27. — (Application to Northern Ireland.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1945.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South 12:00 am, 17th January 1945

I beg to move, in page 23, line 3, at end, insert: (3) For the reference in Sub-section (4) of Section thirteen to the registration officer there shall, in the application of this Act to Northern Ireland, be substituted a reference to the person to whom the application referred to in that Sub-section is to be made in accordance with electoral registration regulations. The object of the Amendment is to substitute for the registration officer in the case of England and Wales the equivalent officer in Northern Ireland, where there is no such officer. The Amendment is to Sub-section 4 of Section 13 of the 1943 Act which relates to the delegation of electoral duties to the registration officer. The Amendment is little more than drafting and I hope that the Committee will agree to it.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 28 ordered to stand part of the Bill.