Amendment moved in the House of Commons (U.K.), March 9th 1949

Mr. Herbert (Ind.), moved: That the Bill be amended by the insertion of the following:

"It shall be lawful for His Majesty by any Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm to revoke the Letters Patent dated the thirtieth day of January, nineteen hundred and thirty-four, issued under the provisions of the Newfoundland Act, 1933, and to terminate the suspension of the powers of the Letters Patent of the twenty-eighth day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and of the Letters Patent dated the seventeenth day of July, nineteen hundred and five, and to make such further provisions as may be necessary

(i) to empower the Governor to summon forthwith the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of Newfoundland to resume their parliamentary duties, and

(ii) to restore responsible government to the people of Newfoundland.

If and when the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of Newfoundland shall consider and approve the said Agreement the same shall come into operation immediately and have the force of law notwithstanding anything in the British North America Act, 1867 to 1946."

On division, yeas 12, nays 241. Motion defeated.

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