Senate Adopts Bill Stipulating
CONSENT OP BOTH HOUSES
Rec. 2 p.m
LONDON, July IS.
The Senate, by 77 votes to 58, adopted the bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies yesterday, declaring that King Leopold may resume constitutional functions only with the consent of both Houses of Parliament.
Five Senators abstained from voting. The Prime Minister, M. van Acker, told the Senate that the Government had done nothing to prevent the King's return. "When I first went to Salzburg it was my intention to return to Belgium with King fceopold," he said. "If I changed Bay mind it was because I had reason to do so."
A cable published last evening stated that the Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 98 votes to 6. The Deputies appointed a commission to decide the legality of Parliament's procedure in the present "unique and muddled situation.
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LEOPOLD'S REIGN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945
LEOPOLD'S REIGN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945
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