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Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Foyle Fisheries) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1951.

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Photo of Professor Douglas Savory Professor Douglas Savory , South Antrim 12:00 am, 3rd December 1951

It was as James I of England and not as James VI of Scotland that he granted these Letters Patent to the Honourable the Irish Society.

In view of the very conciliatory speeches made by my right hon. and learned Friend and by the former Home Secretary, to whom I have already expressed our gratitude for his efforts in bringing about this agreement, I shall not follow the last speaker in entering upon a discordant note, although I am sorely tempted to answer the charges he has made. But as both sides of the House are, I believe, going to give this Bill a unanimous passage, I should be sorry to disturb the harmony so beautifully introduced by the Home Secretary and the ex-Home Secretary.