ADAPTATION OF BRITISH ENACTMENTS BILL. - PREAMBLE.

Whereas it is provided by Article 73 of the Constitution of Saorstát Eireann that subject to that Constitution and to the extent to which they are not inconsistent therewith the laws in force in Saorstát Eireann at the date of the coming into operation of that Constitution shall continue to be of full force and effect until the same or any of them shall have been repealed or amended by enactment of the Oireachtas.
And whereas all Acts passed by the British Parliament which were in force on the 6th day of December, 1922 (being the date of the coming into operation of the Constitution aforesaid) in the area now comprised in Saorstát Eireann will by virtue of the said Article 73 have the force of law in Saorstát Eireann.
And whereas it is necessary in order to enable such Acts to have full force and effect in Saorstát Eireann that certain interpretations and adaptations of such Acts should be made.

I beg to move as an amendment, after the word "Acts," in line 23 of the Preamble to insert the words "and of all orders, rules, and regulations made thereunder."

I beg to second.

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move, after line 23 in the Preamble to insert the words "And whereas it is desirable to make provision for the continuance of pending Government contracts."

I beg to second.

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move, in line 31, after the word "may," and before the word "be," to insert the words "for brevity."

I beg to second.

Amendment agreed to.