REPORT OF STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE. - STANDING ORDER 16 (QUESTIONS).

"Questions must be handed in, in writing, to the Clerk not later than 3 o'clock p.m. on the second day preceding the day before that on which they are to be asked; but no question shall be handed in on a Saturday or Sunday, provided that questions relating to matters of urgent public importance may, by permission of the Ceann Comhairle, be asked on private notice to a Minister."

I beg to move the omission of the words "be handed in writing to the Clerk," in order to insert instead thereof the words "reach the Clerk in writing."

This is a proposal similar to one agreed to already.

Amendment agreed to.