ADAPTATION OF BRITISH ENACTMENTS BILL. - INTERPRETATION OF “EXCHEQUER” AND “COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR-GENERAL.”

1. —Every mention of or reference to the Exchequer or the Comptroller and Auditor-General contained in any Act of the British Parliament having the force of law in Saorstát Eireann shall, as respects the doing or not doing of any act, matter or thing after the 6th day of December, 1922, in Saorstát Eireann, under or in pursuance of such Act be respectively construed and take effect where the context so admits or requires as a mention of or reference to the Exchequer of Saorstát Eireann or to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of Saorstát Eireann.

I move the following amendment:—

In Section 2, lines 4, 5 and 6, delete the words "Act of the British Parliament having the force of law in Saorstát Eireann shall as respects," and substitute the words "British Statute shall in respect of."

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move the following amendment:—

"In line 8 delete the word `Act' and substitute the word `Statute.' "

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move the following amendment:—

"In line 11, add at the end of the clause, immediately after the word `Eireann' the words `as the case may require.' "

Amendment agreed to.
Motion made and question put: "That Clause 2 as amended stand part of the Bill."
Agreed.