STANDING ORDERS FOR PRIVATE BILL BUSINESS.

I beg to move:

"Go gceaptar Coiste ar a mbeidh chúig Teachtaí, a ainmneoidh Coiste Roghnathóireachta an tSiosóin, chun Dreacht do Bhuan-Orduithe i gcóir rialuithe gnó Billí Príoháideacha d'ullamhú agus do chur os cóir na Dála agus go n-iarrtar ar an Seanad a chó-oiread ball den tSeanad do cheapa chun gníomhú ar an gCoiste seo."

"That a Committee consisting of five Deputies, to be nominated by the Sessional Committee of Selection, be appointed to prepare and submit Draft Standing Orders for the regulation of Private Bill Business, and that the Seanad be requested to appoint an equal number of members of the Seanad to act on this Committee."

I think that our experience in the last Dáil was that a Committee to deal with this particular matter was essential, and I think it would give general approval if this Committee were appointed without delay.

A draft of Standing Orders for the regulation of Private Bill business has been prepared. A practising Barrister has been engaged in preparing these Standing Orders, and they were submitted during the last Dáil to a small Committee of Deputies and Senators nominated, in the one case, by our Committee on Procedure, and, in the other case, by the Standing Orders Committee of the Seanad. What is needed now is another Joint Committee to put the draft before us.

Motion put and agreed to.