COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE AND PRIVILEGES.

I beg to move:

"Go gceaptar Coiste ar a mbeidh aon Teachta déag, a ainmneoidh Coiste Roghnathóireachta an tSiosóin, mar Choiste ar Nós-Imeachta agus Príbhléidí, go mbeidh sé de chomhacht ag an gCoiste pé aguisíní agus leasuithe ar na Buan-Orduithe a cheapaid a bheith riachtanach do mhola agus breithniú do dhéanamh agus tuarasgabhail do thabhairt uatha i dtaobh na príbhléidí atá ag Teachtaí Dháil Eireann; gur lear cúigear mar quorum."

"That a Committee, consisting of eleven Deputies to be nominated by the Sessional Committee of Selection, be appointed on Procedure and Privileges, that the Committee be empowered to recommend any additions and amendments to the existing Standing Orders that may be deemed necessary, and to consider and report as to the privileges attaching to Deputies of Dáil Eireann; that five constitute a quorum."

The terms of reference were already agreed to in the last Dáil, and I think there is general approval of the appointment of this Committee.

I beg to second the motion.

On this point, while I think this is a desirable course, I was under the impression that the Dáil decided on the last occasion that the Committee which was then elected would act as a Committee on Procedure and Privileges.

What was decided at the last meeting of the Dáil was that the Committee elected to carry out the terms of Article 55 of the Constitution would be the Sessional Committee of Selection, which is a different matter.

Motion agreed to.