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Government Of Ireland (Amendment) Bill

Volume 65: debated on Thursday 30 July 1914

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52.

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that no offer made by him in his attempt to avert civil strife has silenced the dreadful note of preparation, he will now abandon the Government of Ireland (Amendment) Bill and pass through this House a brief measure providing that a petition presented by Ulster electors, after One or more other local parliaments have been set up under the Government's scheme of devolution, will entitle that province to a boundary commission charged with the duty of delimiting an area in Ulster in which a referendum may be taken to determine whether that area shall withdraw its representatives from Dublin and send them to another local parliament willing to accept them or, failing such acceptance, to a local parliament for such area?

This is a matter which can more suitably be dealt with in Debate.