Dáil Éireann - Volume 2 - 15 December, 1922
ADAPTATION OF BRITISH ENACTMENTS BILL. - REPORT.
The PRESIDENT The PRESIDENT
The PRESIDENT: I beg formally to move: “That the Adaptation of British Enactments Bill be now received for consideration on Report.” There are a number of amendments, but, having regard to the fact that I am moving the Bill, it would not be right for me to move them. I will ask other members to do so.
MINISTER for FISHERIES (Mr. Finian Lynch) Fionán Lynch
MINISTER for FISHERIES (Mr. Finian Lynch): I beg to second the motion.
Question put and agreed to.
Mr. E. BLYTHE Mr. E. BLYTHE
Mr. E. BLYTHE: The first amendment which I beg to move is to amend the title as follows: “An Act to interpret and to adapt to the circumstances of Saorstát Eireann certain Acts of the British Parliament having force of law in Saorstát Eireann, and certain statutory rules, orders, and regulations, and certain contracts.”
MINISTER for AGRICULTURE (Mr. P. Hogan) Patrick J. Hogan
MINISTER for AGRICULTURE (Mr. P. Hogan): I beg to second the amendment.
Mr. THOMAS JOHNSON Mr. THOMAS JOHNSON
Mr. THOMAS JOHNSON: Is that really a correct description where you talk of “Acts of the British Parliament having  force of law in Saorstát Eireann”? They had until the 6th December, and I take it your intention is that, as a result of a clause in the Constitution, they shall continue to have force of law.
Mr. BLYTHE Mr. BLYTHE
Mr. BLYTHE: Yes, that is so.
Amendment agreed to.
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