Proclamation on Parliament of Northern Ireland

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A Proclamation Declaring the Calling of a Parliament of Northern Ireland.

Whereas by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, it is enacted that on and after a certain day to be fixed in manner there

in provided, there shall be established for Northern Ireland a Parliament to be called the Parliament of Northern Ireland, consisting of His Majesty, the Senate of Northern Ireland, and the House of Commons of Northern Ireland.

And whereas it is further provided therein that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall in His Majesty's name Summon, Prorogue and Dissolve the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

And Whereas His Majesty did by Order in Council fix the 3rd day of May, 1921, as the day on and after which the Parliament of Northern Ireland should be established.

And Whereas His Majesty is desirous and resolved to meet His People of Northern Ireland and to have their advice in Parliament.

Now I, the Right Honourable Edmund Bernard Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent, Lieutenant General and General Governor of Ireland, do hereby make known to all His Majesty's loving subjects His Royal Will and Pleasure to call a Parliament of Northern Ireland and do further declare that I have given order that the Chancellor of that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland do upon notice there of forthwith issue writs in His Majesty's Name under the Great Seal of Ireland in due form and according to law for calling a Parliament of Northern Ireland to meet at the City of Belfast on Tuesday the 7th day of June next.

And I do hereby also by this proclamation require writs forthwith to be issued under the Great Seal of Ireland accordingly to the said Chancellor for causing the Senators and Commons who are to serve in the said Parliament to be duly returned to and give their attendance in His Majesty's said Parliament on Tuesday the 7th day of June next, which writs are to be returnable in due course of law.

Given at His Majesty's Castle of Dublin this 4th day of May, 1921.

Fitzalan of Derwent GOD SAVE THE KING!