FINANCE (No. 2) BILL, 1923. - SECOND STAGE.

I beg to move the Second Reading of this Bill. It is a Bill to provide exemption from income tax for 1923-24 to National Health Insurance Authorities in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I explained the purpose of this Bill yesterday, and perhaps it ought to have been dealt with under the Finance (No. 1) Act, but in the pressure of the various matters that had to be attended to then this was overlooked, and it is to provide for that that the Bill is now before the Dáil in this form.

Question put: "That the Bill be read a second time."
Agreed.

When is it proposed to take the Committee Stage?

Monday, July 30th. It is a non-contentious measure, and it is really fulfilling part of our bargain. I do not think there will be any amendments.

Committee Stage ordered for Monday, July 30th.