Ba mhaith liom an tuarasgabhail seo do chur os comhair na Dála. Sílim go mba cheart go nglacfaí leis gan diospóireacht, mar tá go leór Billí chun teacht os comhair an Choisde. Bhí trí cruinnighe de'n Choisde seo agus na leasuithe a tháinig ó'n Dáil agus ó'n Seanad glacadh leis an cuid ba mhó diobh. Bhí leasú nuadh ag tabhairt comhacta do'n Choisde glacadh le Bille Príomhadach a caitheadh amach as an t-Seanaid. Ba choir go gcuirfí an leasú sin ins na mBuan-Orduighte. I d-taobh ceist an airgid ní bheidh cosdas na mBille annso leath co-trom agus mar atá sé thall i Sasana.
I wish to propose that the report of the Joint Committee be adopted. There have been three meetings of the Joint Committee. A number of amendments were referred to the Joint Committee by the Seanad and the Dáil, and most of these amendments have been adopted. There has been a new amendment inserted, empowering the Dáil to deal with a Private Bill, in case this Bill had been rejected in the Seanad. That was a necessary amendment to be inserted in the Standing Orders. As regards the financial side, promoters of Bills can have their Bills dealt with in the Oireachtas, at less than half the cost at present imposed on the promoters of Bills in the English Parliament. The amendment was suggested from this Dáil to reduce the cost, and we went as far as we thought was practicable to meet the promoters of that amendment. As there are a number of Private Bills awaiting introduction, I think it is important that those Standing Orders should be adopted. In connection with the Standing Orders it would be also necessary to have a change made in the date allowing the promoters of Bills more time, and it would be also possible to have Bills introduced twice a year for the first two years. When this motion is seconded, I have two further resolutions to move.