Location: Mansion House Oak Room. Private meeting.
The MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS submitted the following report from the Committee:—
"Vacancies in Dáil shall be filled up by the body which selected the former member, which body shall re-assemble and select a substitute following the procedure of the previous selection, which substitute shall represent the Constituency in the Dáil until it is practicable to secure a poll of the people."
Martial law had been imposed on Tipperary since 22 January 1919 after the Soloheadbeg ambush.
Adoption proposed by T. MACSUIBHNE (Mid-Cork).
Seconded by P. O MAILLE (Connemara).
After discussion it was agreed to refer the question to the Ministry, an undertaking being given that no action would be taken on the lines of the report until the House was afforded an opportunity of discussing the Ministerial proposal.