27 DECEMBER 1919, Page 1

Imperial Parliament, said Mr. Lloyd George, would reserve certain powers,

over the Crown, peace and war, foreign affairs, the Navy and Army, defence, treason, foreign trade, merchant shipping, wireless and cables. Until the Irish Parliaments were united, Imperial Parliament would control the Irish Post Office and the appointment of the Irish Judge& The local Legislatures would have a wide field of authority, including old- age pensions, insurance, and labour laws. The police would be controlled by the Imperial Government for three years, and their pension rights would be guaranteed.