§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I wish to ask your ruling, Sir, on a point of Order connected with a Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for South Armagh (Mr. Blane) with respect to the establishment of an Irish Parliament. I wish to ask whether the discussion on that Motion will be in any way interfered with by the terms of the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Member for Caithness (Dr. Clark) for to-night?
MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER
I must say, in reference to this question, on behalf of Mr. Speaker, that the matter was never brought before him at all till last Wednesday, and therefore the statements that have been made in the Press are quite unauthorised. The question on the Paper for to-day is so different in scope from that standing in the name of the hon. Member for South Armagh for next Friday, that the discussion of the latter Motion will not be prejudiced by any decision the House may come to on the former.